Grape blend: 100% Pinot Nero
Alcohol content: 12.5% vol
Acidity: 4.50 g/l
Residual sugars: 1.04 g/l
In the glass, a hazy straw-coloured veil hides the little bubbles of this “whole” sparkling wine, with its unmistakeable look. Its grapes grow in the Oltrepò Pavese area (home of the Pinot Nero for the Viallino “spumante”), where the 2021 season was well- balanced, albeit with some peaks of hot weather. The first bunches were picked around August 20th; the ones for the Metodo Ancestrale were left on the vines a little bit longer. This allowed them to slightly increase their sugar content, in order to avoid adding extraneous sugars for the formation of effervescence. The pressurised tank is closed during fermentation, in the exact moment in which the sugar reaches the level necessary for the development of bubbles, which remain “trapped” and perfectly distributed in the wine. In this way we have: 1) no addition of extraneous sugars; 2) greater aromatic freshness – it’s the must that ferments; 3) no racking or oxidation; 4) almost no addition of sulphites. The period of time on its lees protects the wine from oxidation and enriches it with natural mannoproteins, giving it body and softness.
Tasting – Colour: greyish yellow with a pronounced cloudiness that gradually settles in the bottom of the bottle. The nose: apple and pear can clearly be smelt, with white fruit in general and notes of wildflowers. In the mouth: dry but soft, not due to the residual sugar content but thanks to the presence of fine yeast lees.
NB: we recommend that you delicately tip the bottle upside down before serving.