NOSIOLA is a native Italian white grape variety found in Trentino, Lombardy and Veneto producing both dry wines and one of the world’s greatest sweet wines (air-dried, late harvested), such as Trentino Vino Santo (Dr Ian D’Agata, 2014, p375-6).
NATIONAL REGISTRY CODE NUMBER / 173.
THE NAME / Ian D’Agata says most experts believe Nosiola’s name derives from nocciola – Italian for hazelnut – because the wine has hazelnut aromas and when ripe both the grape and the stalk are hazelnut coloured (Dr Ian D’Agata, 2014, p375).
TYPICAL FLAVOURS, AROMAS / Dry Nosiola: hazelnut, white flower, citrus, saline (Dr Ian D’Agata, 2014, p375-7). / Vino Santo Ripe peach, almond paste, lime, candied pineapple, tropical fruit jelly flavours lifted by the high acidity (Dr Ian D’Agata, 2014, p375-7).
CERTIFIED BIODYNAMIC / Elisabetta Foradori.
CERTIFIED ORGANIC / Consorzio I Dolomitici Liberi Viticoltori Trentini.
Dr Ian D’Agata (2014), Native Wine Grapes of Italy (University of California Press, 2014) p375.