Lower Langa

Associazione Nas-cetta di Novello

Municipal winery of Novello

Business Hours

From Monday to Friday:
10:00 → 12:00
15:00 → 18:00

Saturday, Sunday and holidays:
10:00 → 13:00
15:00 → 19:00

Closing Day

Holidays

From January to March

Novello, a pretty village in the Lower Langa dominated by a neo-Gothic style castle, is the guardian of a treasure that remained hidden for a long time, and was found just over 20 years ago: the Nas-cëtta, an aromatic white vine native to these hills.

This grape with an ancient history almost risked extinction, to be saved at the end of the 90s by the Municipality of Novello and its collaboration with the cellars of the town; It was from this collaboration that the Associazione di Produttori di Nas-cëtta del Comune di Novello (Nas-cëtta Producers’ Association of the Municipality of Novello) was born in 2014, which today counts 11 producers, 15 hectares of vineyards and a large number of international awards.

The variety, more and more appreciated over the years, is now considered among the great national whites, a wine with good aging potential and unique character.

In 2010 the well-deserved “Langhe DOC Nas-cëtta del Comune di Novello” was confirmed, the production of which is allowed exclusively within the homonymous village using the grape variety in purity.

The wineries that are part of the Association are: Arnaldo Rivera, Cascina Gavetta, Elvio Cogno, La Pergola, Le Strette, Stra, Vietto, Luca Marenco, Marengo Mauro, Casa Baricalino e San Silvestro.

A story that
begins in 1877

in Novello

An ancient vine long forgotten, brought to light by the producers of Novello

The first traces found of the Nas-cëtta grape date back to 1877, when Giuseppe dei Conti di Rovasenda, in his "Essay of a universal ampelography" defines it as "very delicate grape and exquisite wine".

A few years later, in 1883, Lorenzo Fantini in the "Agrarian Monograph on the District of Alba" wrote about it: "The Anascetta vine that produces very fine grapes ... is grown in good quantity in the Novello area, where it yields very well".

We can therefore deduce that even then it was a popular vine in these hills, which were considered ideal for its production.

In the following years, however, the popularity of Nebbiolo and Barolo almost caused its extinction, except for a few small vineyards.

It is only since 1991, more than a century later, that the enthusiasm for this variety is renewed, in particular thanks to the then mayor Silvio Alessandria who invites Novello producers to deepen its qualities.

In 1994 Elvio Cogno came out with the first label on the Nas-cëtta market, followed shortly after by the Le Strette winery.

In 2010 the name of "Langhe Nas-cëtta of the municipality of Novello" was born, whose production is authorized exclusively in the municipality of the same name.

The Wines

Today Nas-cëtta is considered one of the great whites, thanks to the hard work and tenacity of the producers of the municipality

The popularity of the vine has spread far beyond the territory of Novello: today there are 40 hectares of Nas-cëtta vineyard in the Langhe, of which a third in the country of origin.

“It is flattering to see that today other excellent companies produce Nas-cëtta outside Novello” explains Valter Fissore, president of the Producers’ Association; it is certainly a further proof of the unique character of this grape.

The true soul of Nas-cëtta however remains confined to the municipality, where a lucky combination of soil, climate and grape variety, together with the great tenacity of the producers, provide the perfect ingredients for the best expression of this wine.

Produced Wines

Langhe Nas-cetta del Comune di Novello

Vineyards Extension

15 Ha

N° of Bottles

88.000

Vineyards Location

Comune di Novello

Agricultural Method

Traditional

Visits & Tastings

The municipal cellar is the ideal place to visit for those interested in learning more about the many faces of Nas-cëtta

The headquarters of the Association offers for tasting the wines of the 11 member wineries, as well as a selection of gastronomic products from local companies.

The proposal consists of 5 types of guided tasting:

Nas-cëtta tasting → € 9.00 per person

Guided tasting of 3 producers of Langhe Doc Nas-cëtta from the Municipality of Novello.

Start tasting → € 10.00 per person

Guided tasting of 1 Langhe Doc Nas-cëtta from the Municipality of Novello + 2 red Doc wines

Novello tasting → € 12.00 per person

Guided tasting of 1 Langhe Doc Nas-cëtta from the Municipality of Novello + 1 red Doc + 1 Barolo Docg

Red tasting → € 12.00 per person

Guided tasting of 3 Doc red wines + 1 Barolo Docg from the municipality of Novello

Barolo tasting → € 15.00 per person

Guided tasting of 3 producers of Barolo Docg from the Municipality of Novello

Groups

max 12 people

Visit Duration

1h

Booking

Preferred

Tasting Price

Starting at 8€

Prices & Services

Discover the Novello terroir and all the producing wineries

Types of tasting

Nas-cëtta tasting → € 9.00 per person

Guided tasting of 3 producers of Langhe Doc Nas-cëtta from the Municipality of Novello.

Start tasting → € 10.00 per person

Guided tasting of 1 Langhe Doc Nas-cëtta from the Municipality of Novello + 2 red Doc wines

Novello tasting → € 12.00 per person

Guided tasting of 1 Langhe Doc Nas-cëtta from the Municipality of Novello + 1 red Doc + 1 Barolo Docg

Red tasting → € 12.00 per person

Guided tasting of 3 Doc red wines + 1 Barolo Docg from the municipality of Novello

Barolo tasting → € 15.00 per person

Guided tasting of 3 producers of Barolo Docg from the Municipality of Novello

Services

Air Conditioning Pets Allowed Direct Sales WiFi Parking Lot

Accepted Payments

Visa / Cartasi Mastercard ATM / Bancomat Cash

Associazione Nas-cetta di Novello

Cantina Comunale di Novello, Via Roma, 8 A, 12060 Novello, CN, Italia
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