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Brut Cuvee no.7


GRAPE: 100% Chardonnay
LOCATION: South-west on a slight slope, in the municipality of Provaglio
d’Iseo, at 200 metres in altitude
SOIL PROFILE: The red soil is calcareous, with clay and silt content.
HARVEST: Only by hand and with strict grape selection on the vine
HARVEST PERIOD: From the last ten days in August to the first ten days in
VINIFICATION: Taken from the vine, the small crates of Chardonnay are left
overnight in a refrigerating room. The whole clusters are then pressed to obtain
a 60% yield. The first-pressing must rests for 24 hours at low temperature
to foster clarification and lysis of varietal aromas.
FERMENTATION AND MATURATION: Slow fermentation takes place at
16°C to preserve all the fragrances. The basic wine is aged on the lees for about
7 months in stainless steel tanks; bottle fermentation follows in May.
TECHNICAL DATA: Alcohol: 13% vol. - Total acidity: 6.0-6.50 gr/l - pH:
3,15 - Residual sugar: 9 g/l
Appearance: Brilliant straw yellow tinged with gold
Bead: Compact, subtle and lingering, with a dense mousse
Bouquet: Typical, with notes of light honeys, ripe fruit including peach,
buttery nuances characteristic of the Chardonnay grape, white nuts, especially
almonds, and hints of crusty bread.
Palate: An eloquent tangy, fresh balance with mineral notes, lingering nicely
while retaining an evident softness in the structure.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Perfect for aperitifs with vegetable puffs and marinated
salmon canapés, to be preferred with delicate starters, especially hot
and cold fish dishes. Serve with light first courses, seafood risotto, and vegetarian
pasta. Savour with semi-ripe goat cheese.