Spumante del Castello Extra Dry
( Sparkling wine )
GRAPES: Pinot Bianco (50 %),
VINIFICATION: From 3 to 6 months in
stainless steel vats.
CHARACTERISTICS: One of the
historic wines of the Pinelli Gentile dynasty,
the Spumante has a light yellow colour
and a delicate fragrance; pleasant taste
with hints of tropical fruit and flowers;
a well-balanced wine, it is obtained
with the Charmat method.
It is fully appreciated as a starter,
or to end up with the dessert.
MATURITY: Should be drunk within 3 years.
TEMPERATURE: 8 – 10° C.
Special recipe: Risotto with Spumante.
Riserva del Marchese Brut
Metodo Tradizionale Classico VITIGNO: Pinot nero in purezza.
( Marquis brut great reserve )
GRAPE: Pinot Noir (100%).
SPARKLING PROCEDURE: It is in
fact a re-fermentation, which happens in
bottle, and is followed by a long period (12
months) during which the wine lies together
with the yeasts (“remuage sur pupitres”). We
then have the “degorgement”, which consists
in freezing the neck of the bottle, uncorking it
and getting rid of the deposit resulting from
the second fermentation.
Finally, before re-corking the bottle,
we add the “liqueur d’expédition”
and we start the “vieillissement sur lattes”
which is the normal ageing (minimum 12
months) before selling the wine.
CHARACTERISTICS: Straw yellow colour,
very elegant “perlage” with small and persistent
bubbles; delicate fragrance, always evolving
with age. In mouth, it is very pleasant,
well-balanced and harmonious.
MATURITY: Medium – long ageing.