“Paja” in piedmontese dialect means “straw”. The name of this wine derives from the ancient name of Nizza Monferrato, “Nissa dla Paja”, today the headquarter of our winery.
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Cortese
VINEYARD: The soil is made of thick and solid sandstones, named Serravalle sandstones. The ground has a very light colour. The altitude (300 mt. asl), woods and sea breezes contribute to create a microclimate with strong temperature ranges, which favour the development and the fineness of the aromas.
Training system: Guyot
Vineyard density: 5000 plants per hectare
Harvest: Second half of September
Yield per hectare: 65 hl/Ha
WINEMAKING: Grapes are destalked and soft-pressed at controlled temperature (18°) in steel tanks with selected yeasts.
TASTING: In the glass the Paja shows a bright straw yellow colour. It has a fine bouquet, pleasantly fresh, with scents of citrus fruits and fruit. On the palate it is delicate, dry, with a very good balance between acidity and minerality. It has a very good structure with a fine bitter almond aftertaste.
Service temperature: 8°-10° (46°F-50°F)
Food pairing: Summer wine, perfect as aperitif. It pairs perfectly with fresh starters. Highly recommended with fish specialities, like linguine with clums, cuttlefish and calamari.
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