The great acidity, the low concentration in color and many other elements that come from the terroir, make these grapes very suitable for the production of sparkling wines made with the Classic Method. A wine with great personality and structure that boasts the distinction of being the first sparkling wine obtained from Nerello Mascalese grapes.
Qualification Sparkling Wine VSQ Classic Method Brut
Grapes Nerello Mascalese 100%
Tenuta San Michele vineyards and other vineyards
Soil Sands of volcanic origin
Altitude 500 m. s.l.m.
Average yields 50-60 hl / ha
Training In espalier
Strains 4'500 plants / ha
Alcohol content 12.5% Vol.
Fixed acidity 6-7 gr / l
Residual sugars <8 gr / l
Manual harvest with plastic boxes carried out before complete ripening
Decanting Cooling of the must and decanting in insulated tanks
Very delicate pressing with pneumatic presses
Fermentation In stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature (14 °) for about 20 days
Aging In stainless steel tanks for 7-8 months
Bottle aging On the lees for a variable period between 2.5 and 3 years
Remouage With giropalettes
Potential> 5 years from disgorging.
First production, 1989 harvest
Annual production 50'000 bottles 0.75 l
Color Pale straw yellow
Perlage Fine and continuous
Floral Bouquet (white flowers), spiced with delicate hints of bread crust
Flavor Full, mineral, fine, fruity (apple, medlar) with good persistence
Pairings Oysters, marinated raw Mediterranean fish
Classic Bottle Format - 0.75l, Magnum - 1.5l