Oltrepò Pavese Riesling Renano DOC “Monsaltus Vendemmia Tardiva” 2014 – Marchesi di Montalto
Intense golden color with light green reflections. Intense and complex bouquet on a background of yellow jam; there are sensations of acacia honey, citrus and linden. On the palate still fresh but definitely warm and soft with a natural sugar residue.
The Riesling Renano Oltrepò Pavese “Monsaltus” Vendemmia Tardiva Marchesi di Montalto is cultivated in the municipality of Montalto Pavese at 410 meters on purely chalky and well-drained chalky soil with north-east exposure. Grapes are harvested strictly by hand from the end of September followed by cold maceration for at least 10/12 hours, which allows the must to extract the typical sensations of overripe grapes in the plant with the beginning of noble mould. Fermentation of Riesling Renano Oltrepò Pavese “Monsaltus” Vendemmia Tardiva Marchesi di Montalto continues throughout the winter and late spring, ages for at least 2 years in steel and refines in bottles for 12 months.
NOTES: only Pinot Noir and Riesling Renano No Limits. A precise company choice to produce prestigious classic method sparkling wines and fine wines, through the enhancement of the two most representative vines: Pinot Noir and Riesling Renano, in the different clones, which have best known how to express these soils, demonstrating that we do not ask ourselves limits in the search for the maximum qualitative expression, applied to the different types of wines. “GABRIELE MARCHESI
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.