Erbavoglio Colline Novaresi Bianco DOC

Torraccia del Piantavigna is a family-owned, eco-friendly estate, founded in 1997 by Alessandro Francoli of the Luigi Francoli Distillery. It is located in the foothills of Monte Rosa in the Alta Piemonte area, which is known for longstanding winemaking traditions and elegant world-class wines. The area features a continental climate tempered by cool mountain breezes – which also favor excellent day/night temperature swings – and fluvial, alluvial soils, rich in minerals, that lead to age-worthy wines due to opulent tannins and excellent acid profiles. The wines, styled by enologist Mattia Donna and consulting enologist Beppe Caviola, have a clean and elegant style, partly due to the use of medium-sized Allier oak casks, which allow for long and gentle maturation.

Made from Erbaluce, a native local grape, fermentation takes place at a very low-temperature fermentation, which protects the integrity of the grapes and leaves us with a fragrant, fresh, easy-drinking wine with excellent acidity, minerality and persistence. A great aperitif or partner for light dinners.

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Most recent awards

  • 2019 | Wine Enthusiast90
  • 2019 | James Suckling90
  • 2019 | Wine Advocate88
Grape Varieties:

100% Erbaluce

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Malolactic fermentation:


Aging containers:

Stainless steel

Aging before bottling:

5 months

Aging in bottle:

1 month


Natural cork


Sustainable Farming

Vineyard name:


Vineyard location:

From the estate-owned vineyard Maretta, located in Ghemme

Vineyard size:

4 hectares (10 acres)

Soil composition:

Fluvial/Alluvial and clay

Vine training:



260 to 300 meters (853-984 feet) above sea level


Mainly Southwestern

Years planted:


Total yearly production (in bottles):


Tasting notes:

Pale straw-yellow with greenish hues and fruity, fragrant notes of citrus. Fresh-tasting and pleasant with a dry, clear, finish.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 6-8 °C (42.8-46.4 °F)

Food pairings:

Excellent with prepared fish or other medium-weight dishes.

Aging potential:

1-2 years




Mattia Donna