DURELLO IGT ‘RISERVA PAS DOSÈ’ WINE FROM VENETO
(Durello IGT “Riserva Pas Dosè” from Montebello Vicentino, Vicenza)
Durella is an indigenous variety of Mounts Lessines, which risked being extinguished. In the last century Durello wine was rustic and sour, but fortunately, Renato Cecchin recognized the great potential of the vine.
90% Durella, 10% Pinot Nero
TASTING NOTES – What’s in the glass?
Sparkling Durello retains a pale yellow colour, bright and lively. First of all, it expresses a strong note of yeast, like a crust of freshly baked bread and focaccia, daughter of long ageing on yeasts. The nose features notes of dried fruit, especially toasted hazelnuts, as well as fresh fruit such as yellow peach and golden apple. All the bouquet becomes more interesting thanks to a clear caramel note that is very unusual for a dry sparkling wine. On the palate, it is fresh and salty, as well as crisp and salty. Its perlage is creamy, it has fine grain, and bubbles are subtle and numerous, accentuating the fruity notes. The wine has a good texture and leaves the mouth clean, the lack of added sugar enhances the pleasant citrus notes in the final.
FLAVOUR STYLE: Dry Sparkling
PARING – What do I pair with?
Sparkling Durello is ideal as an aperitif, to pair with appetizers, such as cold cuts and green olives. It achieves a great match with fish-based dishes, such as roasted or grilled bream, and shellfish, such as mussels, clams and oysters.
ABOUT CASA CECCHIN
In 1973 Renato Cecchin decided to undertake the adventure of wine with an idea: to give voice to the excellence of his native area. For this reason, he chose to plant the Garganega and above all the Durella grapes variety.
WINEMAKING NOTES – How is it made?
The harvest begins in the middle of September and the farmers pick grapes by hand and put them in wooden bins. Once in the cellar, the selection of the grapes takes place in two periods, first immediately after picking and then after destemming operations, as a result to guarantee that only completely ripe berries go to the fermentation tanks. The alcoholic fermentation takes place in steel tanks. The oenologist obtains the spumante “base” blending the best Durello grapes with a portion of Pinot Nero in steel tanks, no earlier than December. Then it remains there until the tirage bottling in July. The bottles go in an underground cellar where they ageing on the yeasts for a period of 60 months. In addition of the finishing-bottle step, Sparkling Durello remains 6 months more in the bottle before the release.
HARVEST: from September 10th to 20th
SOIL: volcanic origins with tophus and basalt
Durello IGT “Riserva Pas Dosè” – More Details
ABV: 12,5% Vol
VOLUME: 750 ml
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 12.000