Vino Spumante Brut
GRAPE VARIETIES: Chardonnay
PRODUCTION AREA: Province of Pavia
TYPE OF CULTIVATION: certified organic
ALTITUDE: 250 – 330 m
EXPOSURE: North-East – South-East
TYPE OF SOIL: of marine origin, limestone, clay, limestone-clay marl
TRAINING SYSTEM: Guyot
HARVEST: hand-harvesting into crates
VINE DENSITY: 4.500 plants/ha
PRODUCTION: 7.000 kg/ha
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12,5% Vol.
SUGGESTED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 8°- 10°C
BOTTLES PER BOX: 6 x 75 cl
Only the first phases of must, obtained by soft pressing, are used in the sparkling wine base. This is followed by cold static decanting, racking and the first fermentation at controlled temperature. Refermentation in pressurised vats gives the wine its sparkle and this is done in the spring following the harvest.
Light straw-yellow, clear and with a good mousse. The nose is fresh with floral hints and aromas reminiscent of yellow fruit. Full and harmonious on the palate, with an appropriately acidulous balance, it can be matched harmoniously.
The “Nelmentre” sparkling wine is excellent as an aperitif and to accompany starters, risottos and fish dishes. It can accompany the entire meal.
Fradé is the brand of the Boffenisio and Cattabrega estates, situated in the heart of the Oltrepò Pavese, the southern part of the province of Pavia. The estates can be reached from the Casei Gerola motorway exit (Milan/Genoa motorway) and from the Casteggio or Voghera motorway exit (Turin/Piacenza/Brescia motorway).