Oltrepò Pavese Riesling Renano DOC C.G. “Monsaltus” 2014 – Marchesi di Montalto
Full golden color with abundant green reflections. Strong aroma of yellow fruit, peach apricot and pineapple on a slightly mineral background. At the first impact on the palate it is fresh-sapid with successive warm and soft sensations that close with a structurally important aftertaste.
The Riesling Renano C.G. Monsaltus Marchesi di Montalto is cultivated at an altitude of 410 m on purely calcareous-marl soil with north-east exposure. The grapes are harvested strictly by hand from the end of September and vinified in steel tanks. The Riesling Renano C.G. Marchesi di Montalto ages 2 years in steel then 2 years in the bottle.
NOTES: The Riesling CG, Cresciuto Grande, differs from the other Rieslings because it is obtained from selected grapes, well-ripened and coming from specific micro areas where the climate is particularly favourable and the vineyard is planted with Riesling Renano for more than forty years with old variety.
The Marchesi di Montalto since the 1960s, with Tersilio, the grandfather of the current owners, began to renovate the old buildings with the aim of turning them into premises for a winery to make wine from the harvested grapes.
However, the Marchesi di Montalto had the outcome of this radical process of change only became reality in the 90s with the arrival of Dr Gabriele Marchesi one of grandfather Tersilio’s grandsons, he began restructuring the whole company, starting from the vineyards, where he chose to cultivate Pinot Noir and Riesling Renano, the two varieties which are best suited to this territory.
The former winery has been completely renovated and adapted to the new demands of winemaking, He installed a modern and automated plant for the crushing, fermentation and storage of wines.
The massive underground tank from the 1800s, which was then used to collect rainwater, has been transformed into a unique wine cellar, ideal for the fermentation and maturation of prestigious sparkling Classical Method Spumante.
In short, the entire building has been mainly designed for the processing of the two varieties mentioned above, in order to exalt these wines which represent this close link of tradition with the territory, although constant research of innovation is done so as to continue to express its maximum quality potential.