Sparkling Ortrugo “Ciano”

Designation: DOC (Controlled Designation of Origin)

Wine style: Dry sparkling white

Grape variety: 100% Ortrugo

Production area: Ziano (PC) – Near Casa Piccioni – northwestern exposure

Soil: Clay-silt with calcareous streaks – Altitude 230 m a.s.l.

Training system: Simple Guyot – planting density 3800 vines/ha – yield 10 tons/ha

Harvest period: From 1st September to 10th September

Vinification, ageing and maturation: White wine fermentation: the must is immediately separated from the skins in order to enhance freshness and fragrance. The wine is extracted mature, after undergoing months in steel vats with continuous bâtonnage in order to keep the fine lees in suspension. Sweet must is added to the wine, then it is bottled and stoppered with crown caps. The bottles are laid down horizontally in the cellar where second fermentation occurs; after at least 12 months the bottles are disgorged with riddling and restoppered with cork closures.

Alcohol content: 12% vol.

Colour: Straw-yellow with greenish highlights

Serving temperature: 8/9°

Food matching: Rainbow trout, fresh ricotta cheese, asparagus, pappardelle pasta with broad beans, ravioli with potato filling, vegetable quiche with aromatic herbs.

First year of production: 2013