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CES0218WW
Cantina Ceste
Ratio
2018
Piedmont
Conventional winemaking
Low Sulphur
Vegan

Regular price £14.95

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Piemonte, thanks to one grape in particular, has long been considered as one of the most premium, high quality wine regions in the old world. In the very north-west corner of Italy, at the foothills of the Alps, it enjoys a warm continental summer but a much colder winter with low rainfall. The mountains help create the famous fog which helps ripen the Nebbiolo of Barolo and Barbaresco. These two powerful, perfumed and tannic wines head up the reds in the region (which outnumber whites by 2:1) and are made for long aging. Whites, including the sweet sparkling Moscato d’Asti are floral, and aromatic. Prices can be astronomical and are framed by a vineyard classification system very similar to that of Burgundy.

Franco Ceste, having finished his own academic studies, went back home to join his father Pierguido and learn to look after the family winery. The Ceste family winery, found in the municipality of Govone in the province of Cuneo, has been around for generations but it wasn’t really until the mid 90’s that the winery started looking upwards and outwards. During the Barolo boom they quickly and efficiently started to export their wines as well experimenting with their styles, practices and wines by introducing new non-indigenous grapes varieties, experimenting with grafting and late harvests. Picking just a touch later than some, the wines of the Ceste company are characterized by the right sugar and alcohol content and a good fixed acidity.

Tasting note: Very light; pale and maybe green tinged. Sweet; floral nose of melon; yellow apple and a firmer lime nose. Crisp acidity; green citrus and lime; develops texture. Slightly tartness. Greenguage; liquid and fresh. Touch of sweetness on the finish.
Winemaking Detail: Traditional winemaking. The disease resistant crossings Bronner and Johanniter require no vineyards treatments whatsoever. Whole bunch press; with spontaneous fermentation on wild yeasts in SST low and long. Little sulphur is added at bottling.
Features Lime Melon Aromatic Floral Light

Features Aromatic, Crisp, Floral, Light, Lime, Melon,
Tasting note Very light, pale and maybe green tinged. Sweet, floral nose of melon, yellow apple and a firmer lime nose. Crisp acidity, green citrus and lime, develops texture. Slightly tartness. Greenguage, liquid and fresh. Touch of sweetness on the finish.
Drink with
Ceasar salad, Ceviche, Maki sushi,

Wine details

Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Producer Cantina Ceste
Wine Name Ratio
Style White
Vintage 2018
Main Grape Johanniter
Other Grapes 50% Bronner
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 12%
Production 4500
Aging Stainless steel
Soil Calcerous
Time to drink Now - 2021
Winemaking Detail Traditional winemaking. The disease resistant crossings Bronner and Johanniter require no vineyards treatments whatsoever. Whole bunch press, with spontaneous fermentation on wild yeasts in SST low and long. Little sulphur is added at bottling.

CES0218WW
Cantina Ceste
Ratio
2018
Piedmont
Conventional winemaking
Low Sulphur
Vegan

Piemonte, thanks to one grape in particular, has long been considered as one of the most premium, high quality wine regions in the old world. In the very north-west corner of Italy, at the foothills of the Alps, it enjoys a warm continental summer but a much colder winter with low rainfall. The mountains help create the famous fog which helps ripen the Nebbiolo of Barolo and Barbaresco. These two powerful, perfumed and tannic wines head up the reds in the region (which outnumber whites by 2:1) and are made for long aging. Whites, including the sweet sparkling Moscato d’Asti are floral, and aromatic. Prices can be astronomical and are framed by a vineyard classification system very similar to that of Burgundy.

Franco Ceste, having finished his own academic studies, went back home to join his father Pierguido and learn to look after the family winery. The Ceste family winery, found in the municipality of Govone in the province of Cuneo, has been around for generations but it wasn’t really until the mid 90’s that the winery started looking upwards and outwards. During the Barolo boom they quickly and efficiently started to export their wines as well experimenting with their styles, practices and wines by introducing new non-indigenous grapes varieties, experimenting with grafting and late harvests. Picking just a touch later than some, the wines of the Ceste company are characterized by the right sugar and alcohol content and a good fixed acidity.

Tasting note: Very light; pale and maybe green tinged. Sweet; floral nose of melon; yellow apple and a firmer lime nose. Crisp acidity; green citrus and lime; develops texture. Slightly tartness. Greenguage; liquid and fresh. Touch of sweetness on the finish.
Winemaking Detail: Traditional winemaking. The disease resistant crossings Bronner and Johanniter require no vineyards treatments whatsoever. Whole bunch press; with spontaneous fermentation on wild yeasts in SST low and long. Little sulphur is added at bottling.
Features Lime Melon Aromatic Floral Light

Features Aromatic, Crisp, Floral, Light, Lime, Melon,
Tasting note Very light, pale and maybe green tinged. Sweet, floral nose of melon, yellow apple and a firmer lime nose. Crisp acidity, green citrus and lime, develops texture. Slightly tartness. Greenguage, liquid and fresh. Touch of sweetness on the finish.
Drink with
Ceasar salad, Ceviche, Maki sushi,

Wine details

Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Producer Cantina Ceste
Wine Name Ratio
Style White
Vintage 2018
Main Grape Johanniter
Other Grapes 50% Bronner
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 12%
Production 4500
Aging Stainless steel
Soil Calcerous
Time to drink Now - 2021
Winemaking Detail Traditional winemaking. The disease resistant crossings Bronner and Johanniter require no vineyards treatments whatsoever. Whole bunch press, with spontaneous fermentation on wild yeasts in SST low and long. Little sulphur is added at bottling.