Name and Denomination: Spumante Brut Millesimato Metodo Classico 2008
Grape variety: Pinot Nero and Chardonnay
Origin: Vineyards in the Treviso countryside, surrounded by Sile and Piave rivers
Winemaking: Selected, hand picked healthy grapes, winemaking in just a few days in steel vats. After the alcoholic fermentation, it is then still kept in steel containers before the processing that takes place, before bottling and the second fermentation in the bottles.
Storage and ageing: In the cellar, at controlled humidity and a temperature of 10-12°C. As for all the classic method spumanti, it is recommended that it is consumed within one year of the disgorging.
Colour: Intense yellow.
Bouquet: Typical of baked crusty bread. Strong overtone of yeast and dried mushrooms.
Flavour: Dry and velvety. Young despite the second fermentation in the bottle and with a reminder of crusty bread also in terms of the flavour.
Alcohol content: 12.5% vol.
Optimal serving temperature: 8/10°C
Gastronomic matches: The dry taste makes it excellent as an aperitif with chicken liver pate on toasts and Colonnata pig lard, cheese flans, oysters and shellfish main courses like boiled lobster.
Packaging: 75 cl champagne bottles in boxes of 6.
The Winemaker's notes... Good fermentation is an important aspect for wines that then undergo a secondary fermentation in the bottle. Maintaining the freshness and support acidity is important to ensure the primary and varietal aromas that make this vintage a great wine to accompany - and why not? - an entire meal due to the duration of the yeasts.