Valdobbiadene D.O.C.G. Spumante Extra Brut
This Extra Brut is the fruit of the oldest vineyards (35-40 years old) in Santo Stefano. We dedicated it to our grandfather Gerardo Ruggeri as a tribute to the passionate commitment with which he tended his 'Rive', the vineyards cultivated on the very steepest slopes. It offers pronounced fragrances of citrus and fresh garden vegetables, often alongside notes of fresh-baked bread, then a vibrant crispness in the mouth. The delicate bead of pin-point bubbles animates a lengthy progression and ensures a notably clean palate.
"Dedicated to our grandpa Gerardo, who took care of his Rive vineyards placed in steep grounds with lots of passion and devotion, reminding us the times of our childhood when we run to hug him and he proudly showed us the grapes shining under September sunrays, giving us his unforgettable smile, a precious gift that is still in our memory ...” Gerardo Rive di Santo Stefano, was born in Santo Stefano vineyards, in the very heart of Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG’ s production.
It is characterized by the typical straw yellow colour and has citrus green yeast.
The creamy perlage ensures a long persistence of flavours and a refreshing palate.
To be served at 7/9 ° It matches with well prepared fish and vegetable antipasti, seafood dishes, also baked.
Harvest: from middle of September to middle of October.
Vinification: soft pressing of the grapes followed by a controlled temperature fermentation of the juice.
Foaming happens through Charmat Method, the secondary fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled pressure and temperature.
Alcohol 11.5% vol.
Residual sugars 7 g/l
Bottle pressure 4.5 atm.
Bottles 0.75 lt.