Metodo Classico BRUT

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Food and wine pairing

Excellent as aperitif and as elegant wine for every meal. Serving temperature 6/8 °C.

Tasting notes

Bright yellow color. Persistent, fruity bouquet with hints of bread crust. Flavor sapid, balanced, harmonious with hints of citrus.

Winemaker’s notes

Harvesting Hand picked grapes at the second week of August using small wooden cases. Each bunch is selected paying attention to discard any grapes that are not perfectly intact.
Vinification The maceration of the skins with must is carried out at 10 °C for 24 hours, then the must is completely extracted. Decanting and fermentation in small stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature of 12 °C. Then the wine rests in the steel tanks on its own yeasts until the following spring.
Production method Second fermentation in the bottle.
Ageing In the bottle sur lies for a minimum of 30 months.

Main data

Category Blanc de Blanc
Denomination Metodo Classico Brut
Grape variety 100% Chardonnay grapes
Alcohol content 12% vol.
Sulphites less than 100 mg/lt.
Sugar residual 5 gr/lt
Acidity PH 3.2; total acidity: 6.8 gr/lt.

Terroir and vineyard features

Cultivation area Ortona (province of Chieti), Abruzzo region. Vineyards located about 450 meters from the Adriatic Sea which, thanks to the typical winds of Libeccio and Tramontana, accompanies the growth of the vines and the ripening of the grapes, so as to obtain sapid and marine wines.

Altitude 100 m above sea level.
Age of the vineyards 20 years.
Soil type Sandy, slightly calcareous, with slopes from 7 to 10%.
Exposure  North, which implies a reduced vegetative process with a consequent lowering of the yield.
Number of plants per hectare 1,600
Growing system “Pergola” of Abruzzo.
Yield per hectare 7,5 tons.