An Italian rosé sparkling wine, produced in Oltrepo Pavese, an important wine-growing area. This sparkling wine is produced from a cuvée of Chardonnay (15%) and Pinot Noir (85%) vinified in pink, that is, with limited maceration, instead of the typical red winemaking. The pigments that give color to the wine are in fact present in the grape skin and not in the pulp.
Everything starts almost a century ago, in 1928, by Angelo and his work in the vineyard: in the town areas of Castana, producing excellent Oltrepo pavese wines that already a few years later, in 1951, they obtained important prizes and awards. Besides the passion for the vineyard and wine, that of Angelo was a real affinity with the concept of quality. Its terroirs were typically calcareous and sandy, with sunny slopes and exposed to a constant ventilation. All this, combined with the strong temperature range between day and night, have been and even today make up the climate conditions for the production of healthy grapes with a very low “human intervention”, encouraging their naturalness. Continue reading
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When you go to taste this wine you must abandon all certainties than the tasting of rosè wine. It is a sparkling wine produced by the method champenoise in Oltrepo Pavese from Pinot Noir 100%, the grape that, due to the spread of its cultivation in this area, has become the symbol of the wine produced locally. The correct wording, according to the denomination of origin is: Oltrepo Pavese Metodo Classico DOCG Cruasé Pinot Noir Brut. Continue reading
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A sweet interweaving of family, vines and passion, developed between solid walls and people. You can tell the story of an evolution: structural, agricultural and enological. How perseverance, dedication and passion encourage the robust growth of knowledge and tradition, rooted and real. A family history that continues from generation to generation, more and more enriching.