In 1979, John and Harry Mariani, just over a year after founding Banfi in Montalcino, acquired the Bruzzone company, an established winery with a long history, founded in 1860 and specialized in the production of sparkling wines. The goal was to make it the Piedmontese brand of the group. The company covers an area of 50 hectares, between the municipalities of Novi Ligure and Acqui, of which 46 hectares are dedicated to vineyards. From the beginning, the company has embarked on a constant growth path, focusing on typicality and technological innovation, with particular attention to the production of quality sparkling wines. This choice has proved successful over the years, with highly significant results especially for the Classic Method and Charmat sparkling wines.
Pinot Noir 70%
After a gentle pressing of the grapes, the must is statically clarified and subjected exclusively to fermentation at a controlled temperature (17°C). The cuvée is made up of at least 90% of this wine, while the remainder comes from the previous harvest and was aged in French oak barriques. Fermentation takes place in the bottle according to the Classic Method, with a long period of maturation on the lees of at least 40 months. Subsequently, the traditional remuage on pupitres and the dégorgement à la glace take place. The sugar dosage is Extra Brut, with a quantity of about 4 g/l. Finally, the wine continues to mature in the bottle.
Straw yellow color, with a fine and very persistent perlage. The scent is intense and fragrant, with notes reminiscent of yeast and vanilla. On the palate, the wine is well structured, full and slightly acidic, harmonious, sapid, with a slightly bitter aftertaste. The addition of a percentage of the wine from the previous harvest, which has aged in wood, gives this sparkling wine its characteristics of roundness, structure and longevity.
Excellent as an aperitif and goes perfectly with oysters and other raw or cooked seafood. It is also a pleasant accompaniment to appetizers and fish-based first courses. It goes particularly well with shellfish.