❝ Ardì is Piedmontese dialect for the Italian word ardito:
meaning “bold”: Ardì is a bold gambit with Piedmont’s famous aromatic grape…
can you guess which one?
Close to the winery at medium elevation, in various-facing directions.
Elevation: 270 metres above sea level
VINES AND SOIL
1.5 hectares: vines of approximately 25 years of age on Lequio formations (grey marl alternating with sand layers)
Celebrated Piedmontese autochthonous grape variety
Hand-picked during the first ten days of September
The grapes are soft-pressed immediately following the harvest to extract the free-run must.
Fermentation takes place for a month in steel tanks in reducing conditions at 15-16° C. Daily bâtonnage on its fine lees. The wine is filtered and then bottled between May and June; it is then bottle-aged for about 8 months.
Available format: 0.75 l
Alcohol content 12-14% by volume (depending on the vintage)
Straw-yellow colour with gold highlights. Intensely aromatic with sage, linden and acacia notes;
fruit notes of apricot and yellow peach. Crisp palate and long finish, unexpectedly dry, in sharp contrast to its aromatic nose.
Fruity and aromatic when young, uncork this wine after three or four years to savour hydrocarbon notes.
Store in a dark, dry place at constant temperature below 20° C.
Serve between 8 and 10° C in narrow-bowled glasses
with an even narrower rim.
Perfect as an aperitif or to accompany shellfish, crustaceans or raw fish.
Ideal with first courses such as vegetarian risotto or lasagne
Pair it with liver pâté canapés or your favourite lightly-spiced tapas. Try it with gnocchi alla romana
(semolina gnocchi). Delicious chilled, to sip with wedges of pear that have been steeped in it for a couple of hours.