Spumante Riserva "1919" Extra Brut Alto Adige DOC Santa Margherita KETTMEIR
From the skillful Blend vinification of Chardonnay grapes for 60%, and of Pinot Noir for 40% The Trentina Kettmeir winery is able to produce this sensational Extra Brut sparkling wine Alto Adige DOC. The production area is located in the high hills of Oltradige and middle of the Bassa Atesina at an altitude between 400 and 700 meters above sea level. The type of soil is of limestone origin with good clay content, abundant skeleton and good presence of organic substance. The training system is the traditional counter-espalier system with a classic Trentino pergola. The density of the plant is between 3,000-3,500 plants per hectare for the pergola, and between 5,000-6,000 plants per hectare for the espalier. The harvest period falls in the first half of September. The clusters of the two varieties come from medium / high hill vineyards, with an average yield of 90 quintals per hectare of vineyard land. The night stop in the cold room and the subsequent delicate pressing phase to obtain the flower must follows a targeted and careful vinification. A share of Chardonnay (about 20%) ferments and ages in barriques, while the remaining Chardonnay and Pinot Noir ferment, separately by variety, in steel at a controlled temperature of 14-16 ° C, followed by aging on the lees until spring forwarded. The union of the various Chardonnay wines from the wood, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the steel with the addition of the liquer de tirage, the bottling and the arrangement in the cellar at 10-12 ° C for the second fermentation and resting on yeasts for an average of at least 60 months. After the degorgement phase the bottles rest for another three months before being released onto the market.
Characteristics of the 1919 Extra Brut Reserve Alto Adige DOC
Appearance is straw yellow with golden reflections, mottled with a very fine and persistent perlage. The scent is immediately open and notes of a large, ample and layered bouquet unfold from the glass, ranging from the voluptuous notes of candied citrus and ripe fruit to the most intriguing notes of dried fruit and spices. The taste on the palate extends at the same time, enveloping and vibrant, with incisive acidity and an underground savory vein, with the carbonic dictating the rhythm to the fluctuating aromatic dance between the fragrance of the fruit and the sensuality of the pastry.
Recommended pairings while tasting this excellent South Tyrolean Classic Method Kettmeir Winery
For its refinement of aromas, the energy of the bubbles and the gustatory complexity that make this sparkling wine an excellent product for the whole meal; we would like to point out some recipes aimed at enhancing their particular flavor. Dishes with strong flavors, such as those based on fish with substantial meat such as tuna, and swordfish or, from particular cooking such as roast, the grill, marinated fish and, again, dishes seasoned with spices and herbs. For this last reason it is a must to try on corroborating dishes for spiciness and warmth. The serving temperature is 8 ° C maximum in tall and tapered glass.