Produced from selected Pinot Grigio and Pinot Nero grapes grown on hillside vineyards in the Pavia region, in northern Italy. The grapes were hand harvested at the end of August. Grapes are sorted in the vineyard before being destalked and crushed, then cooled to around 8 °C. Before pressing, 12 hours’ cold maceration is carried out in order to encourage extraction of the aromas from the skins. The crushed grapes are then gently pressed using a bladder press and the must fermented in stainless steel at a temperature of around 18°C. There follows a period of maturation in stainless steel before a second fermentation which lasts for approximately 2 weeks, followed by 8 weeks of ageing on the lees with daily stirring.
A lively rosé fizz with delicate aromas of red berries and a palate of lush, summer fruits with some yeasty complexity.
A fantastic aperitif. Also goes well with light salads, pasta, rice or summer pudding with cream.