Grape variety: 100% Garganega.
Area of production: Ca’ Rugate’s own vineyards in Brognoligo di Monteforte d’Alpone - Verona
Soil: Volcanic, rich in minerals.
Harvest: Beginning of September.
Wine making process: The first fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks.The following spring, this still wine is bottled with an addition of yeast and a second fermentation in bottle follows, producing a fine mousse. The wine matures for 24 months with its yeast lees, gaining flavour and complexity. It is then disgorged to remove the spent yeast and labelled.
Tasting note: Pale straw gold in colour, with greenish tinges and fine, long-lasting bubbles. Delicately fruity on the nose, with a hint of yeasty complexity; well-balanced and soft in the mouth, with a long crisp finish.
Serving: A delightful aperitif but also lovely with fish dishes, sea food and any light meals.
Suggested initial serving temperature: 8/10°C