Grape blend: 100% Pinot Nero
Alcohol content: 12.5% vol
Acidity: 5.4 g/l
Residual sugars: 0.24 g/l
In 2020 the Pinot Nero grapes picked were exceptionally healthy and ripe, perfect for the "Metodo Ancestrale“ (= ancestral method) which is used to make Lo "Chiffon“ (the Fattoria‘s first unfiltered sparkling wine). It‘s "whole“ in all respects, without any added sugar (it‘s a "pas dosé"). The grape must is kept at a low temperature, then, when the time arrives, the temperature is raised to 16 °C in order to trigger natural fermentation. The pressurised tank is closed at exactly the right moment, so the bubbles that develop are "trapped“ in the liquid.
Tasting - Colour: intense yellow with lead-grey highlights, smoky. The nose: slight citrusy tinges of grapefruit and lemon, with marked notes of white fruit and brioche. In the mouth: it tastes dry (it’s a “pas dosé”!) but at the same time enjoyably fresh, with low, not overpowering acidity and elegant softness.
Wine and Food Pairing - Enticing as a “dry” aperitif with young cheeses or pecorino chips, “olive ascolane” (= stuffed fried olives), vegetable crudités. It also goes wonderfully with first courses – spaghetti with zucchini and ricotta – with rich food, fried chicken or mushrooms, with fish dishes, even flavoursome ones, such as salt cod balls.