BIANCHELLO DEL METAURO DOC – SPARKLING WINE –
Visual examination: brilliant, straw yellow, intense and persistent.
Olfactory examination: flavor is pleasing with a mild yeast overtone and bread crust; mild note of custard, white flowers, hawthorn. Citrus notes of pink grapefruit.
Taste-olfactory examination: dry, warm and soft flavor, it is a fresh sparkling wine with a savory and mineral taste.
Sourcing: Stacciola Hamlet, Pesaro-Urbino Province, Le Marche Region – Italy.
Appellation: Bianchello del Metauro Spumante DOC.
Grape variety: Biancame.
Harvest season: first decade of August.
Harvesting technique: grapes are picked by hand then carefully laid out on small open crates, sorting technique in the vineyard where grapes are thinned out.
Type of soil: medium mixture – clayey
Wine making: soft pressing of the whole grapes, cold static decanting at low temperature of the must. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature. Short ageing on fine lees.
Ageing: 3 months in stainless steel vats, resting on the lees/yeast for 18 months in bottle.
Alcohol content: 12,5% – 13,5%
Serving temperature: 8° in tulip shaped glasses.
Food pairing: sparkling wine for every occasion, excellent as aperitif, with starters and all fish dishes. Interesting when matched with local cold cuts.