Grape variety: 100% Molinara.
Area of production: First selection grapes from Ca’ Rugate’s own vineyards in Montecchia di Crosara - Verona
Soil: Gravel and limestone.
Harvest: Beginning of September.
Grape Production: 90 quintals per hectare.
Wine making process: After a short maceration on the skins for 1-2 days, 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: This classy wine of a coral pink color with tones of salmon tinges shows on the nose of soft fruits, currants, wild strawberries and delicate almond notes.
Serving: Because of its eclectic nature it can be served in diverse occasions: as an aperitif with “crudité”, with appetizers or with fish and white meat main courses.
Suggested initial serving temperature: 8/10°C