In this Prosecco DOC White Cuvée, the unprecedented encounter between the generous aromatic notes of traditional Glera grapes and the typical floral and fruity notes of Pinot Grigio makes for an exclusive combination. The ivory colour of the mousse – shot through with grey – forms a cordon around the straw-yellow with its radiant, rose-like nuance. The aroma is decisive and three-dimensional, with well-defined notes of fruit, also exotic fruit. The very unusual palate harmonizes an underlying gentleness with a slightly almond-like verve, right through to the dynamic finish. Ideal as an aperitif, it pairs well with savoury tarts and cold cuts, fresh pasta dishes, light soups, fried fish and vegetables and poultry.
Area: Northeast Italy
Grapes: Glera and Pinot Grigio
Alcohol level: 11% vol.
Vinification: The must is obtained by very soft pressing of the grapes, then 50% undergoes an initial fermentation at a controlled temperature of 18°C. (64°F.) while the remaining 50% is stored at 0°C. (32°F.) as unfermented must. Lately they are assembled and transferred into pressurized stainless steel tanks where the wine is made sparkling using the traditional Charmat method.
Colour: Bright straw-yellow; a fine, clear mousse with a very delicate perlage.
Bouquet: Attractively intense; very fruity and aromatic, with hints of calendula, broom and ginger.
Flavour: Very well-balanced, lively and eclectic with light notes of orange and mandarin and a very appealing spiciness that lingers on the finish.
Serving temperature: Serve at 5/7°C. (41/45°F.).
Food matches: An excellent aperitif, it can also be served throughout the meal - including dessert - as long as with sol and salmon roll, scallops on a cream of peas, aubergine and rucolino rocket fritters.