Camerapicta

2569 camerapicta

TECHNICAL DETAILS

DENOMINATION: Spumante brut VSQPRD millesimato

VINEYARD LOCATION: Vineyards of the Casatico Estate.

THE VINEYARD: Exposed to the west, the vineyard is situated at an altitude between 220 and 240 above SL, exposed to the west. Density is 4000 plants per hectare. The soil is clayey and medium pebbly.

HARVESTING: The grapes are hand-picked in small boxes, the last week of August.

PRODUCTION: 6 MT of grapes per hectare (about 2.4 MT/acre).

GRAPE BLEND: 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Nero.

WINEMAKING: The intact grapes are loaded into the press under liquid nitrogen (controlled sublimation); after a 3-hour cold maceration the grapes undergo a soft pressing with a yield of 40%. The alcoholic fermentation lasts around 12 days.

AGEING: After the winter season, the wine is prepared for bottle fermentation; once in the bottle, it remains there for some 60 months, allowing the secondary fermentation to take place. The riddling is carried by hand, the wine is disgorged and topped up with the liqueur d’éxpedition.

FOOD PAIRING: This wine’s complexity coupled with its mellowness makes it definitely outstanding. Nevertheless, being white, it does not have strong tannins, which makes it perfect for fish carpaccio or steamed fish dishes.

TASTING NOTES:

  • Colour: intense straw yellow in colour.
  • Aroma: spicy with hints of bread crust and leather.
  • Flavour: velvety, firm and complex.

PRODUCTION: About 1500 bottles.