Wine Verve - Blanc De Noir Pinot Nero Extra Brut

Italian Sparkling Wine Extra Brut

Sparkling white wine with one straw yellow color with golden reflections.

It’s a Sparkling Extra Brut wine with great mineral complexity, flint note and fruity note.

To appreciate this wine fully, we recommend to be serve cold, but not frozen at one temperature between 6° to 8° C.

Enjoy it with friends during a celebration or at the table with shellfish dishes or fish soups. It’s a fantastic wine for pairing with tempura.

Grapes Variety: 100% Pinot Noir

Vineyard

Planting density: 5,000 vines per hectare
Training system: Guyot
Harvest: Manual 15 kg crates
Production: about 80 q.li per hectare

Aging: 48 months on yeasts then at least 6 months in bottle.

Alcohol content: 12,5% vol
Residual sugar: 3,5 g/l
Sulphites: 71 mg/l of SO tot (UE legal limits 185mg/l max)

Vinification with Classic Method

The production process consists of several steps:
  • Collection and sorting of the grapes
  • Soft pressing to extract the best part of the must
  • Beginning of the first fermentation carried out at a room temperature of 14-16 ° C
  • The wine added to the liquer de tirage is bottled and sealed with a crown cap together with a container called bidule.
  • Start of re-fermentation at a temperature of 10-12 ° C
  • Aging of the wine on the fermentation yeasts for for 4 years in bottle.
  • Remuage on pupitres or on giropallet
  • Disgorgement, elimination of the cap along with the fermentation residue contained in the bidule
  • Addition of liqueur de expedition and bottling with cork

Blast chilling

Once collected and placed in the crates, the grapes are placed inside a blast chilling cell and stored for 24 hours at 7 ° Celsius.

This process allows maintaining the grapes intact during the pressing/treading, preserving aromas and organoleptic characteristics.

Territory

The oldest human settlements in Oltrepò date back to the Neolithic period (5000-2500 BC).

Through the consular roads settled the Roman Empire and after its defeat, the barbarians arrived and mingled with strains: Etruscan, Celts, Gauls, Irioligure and Latin.

The oldest Christian witness, dates back to 453 and it is the Christian tombstone of Orion.

Numerous, in Oltrepò, are the noteworthy frescoes present in different churches and chapels of important artists including: Michelino da Besozzo, Bernardino and Bartholomew Rossi also called Suardi Bramantino.

In Oltrepò there are 55 fortified places, of which 38 castles.


The territory, in the province of Pavia is 1,070 sq. km. with lowland areas below 200 meters above sea level, a large hilly area between 200 and 300 meters above sea level and an area over 350 meters, with peaks up to 1,724 meters above sea level.

The climate is mostly dry and the important temperature changes created by updrafts in mountain areas made the Oltrepò an area highly suited to the production of grapes and wine.

The soils of the low hilly area, consisting of marine sedimentary rocks with significant clay content and the higher ones of chalky origin, characterize better both the sparkling and red wines.

With a vined surface area of 13,269 hectares, the Oltrepò represents 60% of the entire vineyard area of Lombardy, while the hectolitres of wine produced, make it the third area in Italy.

The genotypes of Pinot Noir were grown in Oltrepò by the ancient Romans.

The first traces of the production of classic method, in Oltrepò, date back to 1870.

Currently the Oltrepò represents the third area in Europe for the production of Pinot Noir.

The Grapes Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the red wine grape of Burgundy, now adopted in wine regions all over the world. The variety's elusive charm has carried it to all manner of vineyards, from western Germany and northern Italy to Chile, South Africa, Australia and, United States and New Zealand.

It takes a great deal of care and skill to make Pinot perform, and the results vary wildly from watery, acidic candy water to some of the richest, most intensely perfumed wines on Earth. This elusive perfection has earned the variety obsessive adoration from wine lovers all over the world.

The essence of Pinot Noir wine is its aroma of strawberry and cherry (fresh red cherries in lighter wines and stewed black cherries in weightier examples), underpinned in the most complex examples by hints of undergrowth (sous-bois). Well-built Pinot Noirs, particularly from warmer harvests, also exhibit notes of leather and violets, sometimes approaching the flavor spectrum of Syrah.

Although Pinot Noir earns most of its fame from its still, red, varietal wines, the variety is also a vital ingredient in the production of sparkling white wines. For these, it can be used alone (to produce blanc de noirs), but is most commonly blended with its cousin Chardonnay, and other members of the Pinot family – most obviously Pinot Meunier in Champagne and Pinot Blanc in Franciacorta.

The highly successful Pinot – Chardonnay sparkling wine blend has been adopted by regions all around the world, in Europe, the Americas, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

In Italy, where Pinot noir is known as Pinot Nero, it has traditionally been cultivated in South Tyrol, the Collio Goriziano, Franciacorta, Oltrepò Pavese, Veneto, Friuli and Trentino. It is also a wine grape variety planted in Tuscany.

Synonyms include: Pinot Nero, Pinot Negro, Spatburgunder, Blauburgunder.

We export the sparkling wine Verve - Blanc De Noir Pinot Nero Extra Brut worldwide.

Available in two bottles sizes: 0.75L and 1.5L bottle.

For more information about this wine and other wines, please contact us or visit our website.

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