Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico Brut DOCG “Cuvéecento” 2009 – Marchesi di Montalto
Ruby red color with light orange reflections, fine and persistent perlage. On the nose stand out hints of small red fruits, raspberry, blackberry, strawberry and currant. The ripe and enveloping red fruit returns with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Very persistent and full.
The Pinot Nero Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico Brut “Cuvéecento” Marchesi di Montalto is cultivated in the municipality of Montalto Pavese at an altitude of 390 m on calcareous-clay soil, sometimes stony with marl and south-west exposure. The harvest is manual and begins the third week of August followed by crushing and vinification with maceration in presence of peels. After 4/6 days it is drawn off and the flower wine thus obtained is sent to small stainless steel thermo-conditioned tanks to complete fermentation. In late spring the entire batch of wine from the relative vineyard is bottled for long fermentation. The Pinot Nero Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico Brut “Cuvéecento” Marchesi di Montalto after at least 60 months of aging on its own yeasts and in its most natural coloring, undergoes dégorgement, refines in glass and finally marketed.
NOTES: “Only Pinot Noir and Riesling Renano No Limits. A precise company choice, that of producing prestigious classic method sparkling wines and refined wines, through the enhancement of the two most representative vines: Pinot Noir and Riesling Renano, in the different clones, which they have been able to express these soils better, demonstrating that we do not place limits on 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.