The Erbaluce grape is a native variety of Piedmont and its origin is still uncertain. The grape could have come from Monferrato, or according to the most recent theory, the subalpine zone of the Canavese, where the Erbaluce di Caluso produces the only DOCG appellation for the grape .

At the time of the Romans, it appears to have been known as Alba Lux (i.e. dawn light) precisely because of the brightness of its berries. The Erbaluce is a very versatile grape. In fact, thanks to the high acidity and the sweetness of its berries, Erbaluce can give different types of wine, from dry wines to sparkling wines and sweet dessert wines and due to its characteristics it is resistant to the attacks by mold and parasites.

The Erbaluce berry is white, spherical, average with amber colored skin. Its bunch is medium to long elongated conical shape, sometimes winged, medium compact with a medium, five-lobed leaf of light green color with a potentially very high yield, but not constant.

The Erbaluce grape produces a straw colored wine, with high fixed acidity, therefore suitable for ageing, both as a still wine but also as a sparkling wine. Good Erbaluce wines have complex noses and fresh and elegant palates.

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