Grape blend: Pinot Nero, Chardonnay
Aged: 35 months in teh bottle on its lees
Alcohol content: 12.5 % vol
Acidity: 5.80 g/l
Residual sugars: 5.80 g/l
The wine was “christened” with this name because the first bottle was uncorked to celebrate La Vialla’s 35th birthday. It’s the most “floral” and softest of the Fattoria's Metodo Classico wines, also thanks to the small amount (about 20%) of Chardonnay used to enhance the cuvée. The 2018 season saw a considerable amount of rain at the beginning of summer, until July, when hot weather arrived but with considerable diurnal temperature ranges. The grapes for the two “base wines”, of Pinot Nero – vinified in white – and Chardonnay, were harvested separately because they ripen at different times. They were later combined to form the cuvée and, when it was bottled, the sugar required to trigger fermentation (and formation the precious little bubbles) was added. 35 is also the number of months that this sparkling wine remains on its lees! This is the time required for smooth, non-invasive, release of the typical olfactive components such as bread crust and other similar aromas.
Tasting – Colour: limpid straw-yellow tending towards golden, with a creamy froth of incessant, pervasive little bubbles. The nose: aromas of dried flowers, wild camomile, enriched by a slight citrussy tones, with notes of brioche and almost imperceptible hints of walnut husk. In the mouth: its vivacity is highlighted by a soft effervescence, with good acidity counterbalancing a never excessive sweetness.