Oltrepò Pavese Riesling Renano DOC “Monsaltus” 2017 – Marchesi di Montalto
Full golden color with abundant green reflections. Strong aroma of yellow fruit, apricot peach and pineapple on a slightly mineral base. On the palate the first impact is fresh-savory with successive warm and soft sensations that close with a structurally important aftertaste.
The Riesling Renano Oltrepò Pavese “Monsaltus” Marchesi di Montalto is cultivated in the municipality of Montalto Pavese at an altitude of 410 meters on purely chalky and well-drained chalky soil with north-east exposure. The manual harvest starts from the second week of September and is followed by cryomaceration of the skins for 8/10 hours and subsequent soft pressing. The fermentation of Riesling Renano Oltrepò Pavese “Monsaltus” Marchesi di Montalto takes place in small temperature-controlled vats and aging in the bottle.
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.