Stelline di Erbaluce (imported from Piemonte, Italy)
Erbaluce (“dawning light”) is an ancient variety of grape whose origins are unknown but has been grown for centuries in the sub-Alpine hills of Piemonte. First written accounts of this grape are from 1606, at which time it was made into a sweet wine in the passito-style. Today one can still find that original style, but some producers (like Cieck) are fermenting it totally dry, which is our preference. This sparkling variation showcases the fine minerality, the fresh floral tones, and the buzzing acidity for which the grape is known. Ideal to pair with antipasti, fried appetizers, and killer with smoked trout.