Parusso - Metodo Classico Brut 2015
Parusso - Metodo Classico Brut 2015 (89 TSW)
Thanks to @andrewinereviews I got this bottle. He visited Parusso this year.
Along the road between Castiglione Falletto and Monforte d'Alba, you get a great overview of the Bricco Rovella Hill, where current owner Marco Parusso and his wife Tiziana produce their classic Barolos. The domain is a mix of small vineyards, acquired over four generations. This created a patchwork of unique biotopes where nebbiolo, barbera and dolcetto can ripen perfectly. Marco and Tiziana do everything they can to maintain the specific terroir expression in their wines. In the right years, the grapes per vineyard are given the opportunity to be bottled separately.
In addition to many red wines, Parusso also makes two sauvignon wines, a basic version that has not had any wood aging, and "Rovella" which has been kept in a wooden barrel for approximately 12 months and this Nebbiolo Sparkling.
Marco Parusso used the Barolo Nebbiolo vine to produce a rosé spumante using the champagne process (method Champenoise). The Nebbiolo vine, actually known for its strong Barolo, shows an incredible freshness and elegance in this unique rosé spumante. The grapes all come from Barolo locations near Monforte d'Alba.
The fermentation of the must takes place with native yeasts and then carried out by adding the yeasts to the mass and bottled to obtain the Presa di Spuma. The Spumante is aged in the cellar with temperature control on its lees for approximately 36 months. During this period, the remuage is performed manually. The descaling is then carried out with the date on the label.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a bright pink color with copper reflections. The mousse is soft but persistent.
On the medium nose aromas of apricot, raspberries and stonefruit with hints of flowers and light toast.
On the palate dry, medium bodied with juicy acidity and nice freshness. Medium legth finish. Very nice sparkling.