Wine Enthusiast 90
Fragrant and refined, this elegant sparkler offers enticing scents of hawthorn, wildflower and sliced pear. The vibrant balanced palate doles out citrus, crisp apple and a hint of ginger set against a firm acidity and a soft, foaming mousse. It has a clean dry finish. ~ K OK
Varieties: 90 Glera, 10 Perera and Bianchetta. Harvested by hand.
Vineyard: Col San Martino in the lieu-dit Rive Alte, 3.5 hectares at 250-270m above sea level. Planted in 1965, 1980, and 2011. Eastern exposure. Trained in the traditional Sylvoz or Doppio Capovolto.
Soils: In the steep section suolo marcuola (calcareous marl and conglomerate rocks); in the lower section, suolo costa buona (deeper soil with limited amount of stones).
Winemaking: Whole-cluster pressed; primary fermentation with indigenous yeasts in 100HL stainless steel vats, secondary fermentation in autoclave according to the Charmat method. Light filtration before bottling. Dosage: 13 g/l.
Production: 12,000 bottles.