Today a 100% Pinot Nero sparkling from Lombardy to kick of the weekend. Methodo Classico.
Oltrenero – Cruasé (86 tsomw points)
In the glass bright rosé color showing a fine bubble.
On the nose aromas of raspberries, citrus, melon with hints of strawberries.
On the palate nice freshness with recall of the nose showing small red fruits and light bitter finish.
What are you plopping this evening? Cheers my winefriends. Have a fabulous weekend.
Website winery: www.ilbosco.com
The name Oltrenero is composed of two Italian words "Oltrepo'", which means "beyond the Po", the longest river in Italy, and Pinot Nero, used in the wine.
Oltrepò Pavese DOCG
Oltrepò Pavese, Lombardy
The grapes are handpicked and macerate for six to eight hours, achieving a slight extraction of color from the skins. Fermentation takes place for 12 days at 64°F and the wine sits on its lees until the following July. Upon completion, liqueur de tirage is added for the conversion to sparkling wine, which continues for 24 months until dégorgement and the addition of liqueur d'expédition to obtain residual sugars of 5 g/l.
Perfect as an aperitivo, smoked salmon, aged Parmesan cheese, crab cakes, or seafood risotto.