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Sparkling bubbles are always cheerful. And when they originate from rare indigenous grapes, the party rejoices even more... Tasting these wines will definitely be a thrill, like the relative lands of origin: the Roero, recently named as a World Heritage site; the Lessini mountains, behind Verona, and the Bolognese hills, among the most enchanting country areas in Northern Italy. A previously unseen trio that will not leave you indifferent!
Spumante Charmat Brut
SURPRISING IS A FITTING ADJECTIVE FOR THIS SPARKLING WINE; AND MARKETED BY MALVIRÀ, A WINE ESTATE SPECIALISING IN THIS PRODUCTION AND VERY WELL ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE ROERO AREA.
The colour is a light straw-yellow. The perlage is fine and lively. On the nose, the fragrances of white peach and the floral timber are impressive, alongside the herbal notes, typical of this grape variety, making the wine even more intriguing and original. The surprise continues with the taste, where it reveals itself as refreshing, with a completely dry finish to refine it even more.
Best to be enjoyed with: your most curious friends who are always searching for something new...fill the empty glass alongside a course of tartines with goat’s cheese, carpaccio of fish and vegetable puddings.
The Malvirà Winery
The Malvirà winery began production in the Fifties with the aim of maximizing the vineyards and thus grape-growing potential of the Roero area. Today, the estate is managed by the founder's sons. In spite of a constant growth in production and the increasing exposure to new markets, the winery is still a family business. The primary idea is to make wines transcending the Roero area in the purest and most elegant form.
Spumante Charmat Brut
THE PIGNOLETTO IS A GRAPE WITH A PRONOUNCED CHARACTER, AT EASE WITH SPARKLING WINES IN PARTICULAR, AS PROVED BY THIS WELL-EXECUTED, INTERESTING INTERPRETATION, MADE BY THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS VINTNER IN THE SERRAVALLE AREA.
With a bright straw-yellow hue, this wine develops a substantial and robust perlage in the glass. On the nose, it surprises with its aromatic intensity, composed of mature and lightly-spiced fruits, with evident nuances of bitter almond. In the mouth, it strengthens its presence with an aggressive fruit-laden taste, hints of dried fruit and a more than respectable body. It finishes dry, with a good consistency.
Best to be enjoyed with: during an aperitif or paired with grilled vegetables served directly from your barbecue and with sea fruits... it is a wine to be enjoyed with your most adventurous friends!
The Fattorie Vallona Winery
The estate is currently composed of four separate farms in Fagnano, close to Bologna. The structure of the farms has significantly changed from the time when the farming activities started, initially with a focus on fruit, pasture and grape. The modern winery was opened by the proprietors in 1985, even though wine production on this land had started back in 1935.
SPUMANTE CHARMAT BRUT Emilia-Romagna
SPUMANTE CHARMAT BRUT Fattorie Vallona
Lessini Durello Doc
Spumante Metodo Classico 36 Mesi
MORE UNIQUE THAN RARE, THIS SPARKLING WINE MADE IN THE VENETO REGION BEGINS WITH DURELLA GRAPES (THE NAME REFERS TO THE GRAPE SKIN: "DURO" MEANS "HARD" IN ITALIAN). THE FERMENTATION IN BOTTLE AND THE SUR LIE AGEING FOR 3 YEARS ENHANCES THE PROFILE OF THIS WINE.
Of a bright yellow colour, it is gifted with a continuous and strong perlage. The sophisticated and refreshing bouquet opens to wildflowers and white-pulp fruits, composing a profile that, while already sophisticated, is bound to become even more so with the refinement in bottle. The palate is medium-bodied, properly balanced between acidity, sapidity and smoothness, with a dry and persistent finish.
Best to be enjoyed with: fish recipes, preferably baked. A wine to conquer your wine-knowledgeable friends, impressed by its originality.
The Marcato Winery
Over 140 years have elapsed since the day when the founder of the Marcato winery bought the first five pieces of land in Roncà, near Verona. The Marcato property has now grown to more than 60 hectares of land. The part situated on the slopes immediately behind the refurbished winery hosts the Durello vines. Currently, the winery processes around six hundred tonnes of grapes per year.
LESSINI DURELLO DOC Veneto
LESSINI DURELLO DOC Marcato