The Langhe designation, which was established in 1994 and includes white, red and rosè wines, enabled wine producers not to respect the wine production regulations, according to which there are precise percentage to use.
The Asti Spumante, for instance, derives only from the allowed grape variety Moscato Bianco (White Moscato) and the Barolo from 100% Nebbiolo grapes (together with the other three allowed varieties: Michet, Lampia and Rosè).
The producers of Langhe Rosso, Bianco and Rosè can invent wines with fancy names, attractive labels, trying several blendings and using percentage that can change every year. They assemble different wines in order to find the perfect recipe, thus enhancing the allowed grape varieties and the territory of the “Langhe”, that combines local and international grape varieties.
For these reasons the wine-maker can decide to produce a Langhe Bianco with different percentage of Riesling, Nascetta and Sauvignon grapes.
The winery “La Querciola” in Farigliano produces the Langhe Bianco d.o.c. wine “Diamante”, that is made with two noble French grapes: Chardonnay and Sauvignon.
After a short cold maceration of 24 hours that is aimed at preserving its bouquet, the two mosts ferment separately. The wines are then blended (50% Sauvignon and 50% Chardonnay) and the aging in stainless steel tanks lasts 6 months.
This young wine (vintage 2011) shows a straw yellow colour with green hues and a delicate fruity and elegant bouquet with notes of lemon, grapefruit and pineapple but also of white and yellow flowers.
The taste is dry, full and the acidity conveys to this good-structured wine freshness.
Serving temperature: 12 °C