A traditional method sparkling wine from 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay. A slightly oxidative note at first, with contrasting layers of bruised fruit and lime pith. It has a lovely brine-y, saline quality, which lingers on the finish. Alessandra says this is, “a very wise wine – calm and concentrated. Like my father, who it is named for.”
Story: Alessandra Divella is a young winemaker who makes outstanding traditional method sparkling wines in the small village of Gussago in Northeastern Franciacorta. She declines to label her wines Franciacorta though, as she believes the different soils of the area and her organic, handcrafted winemaking results in wines that are distinctly different to those of the larger region. The saline qualities in this wine led Alessandra to name it after her father, who was from the South of Italy, and was very passionate about the sea.
Vinification: Thirty year-old vines in clay and limestone soils in the northeastern area of the Franciacorta region. The soils are markedly different here– with clay and limestone not found elsewhere in the region. Made from only the first pressing of the grapes, with spontaneous fermentation using ambient yeasts for 10 days. Vinification only in oak, and ageing on the lees in used small oak barrels for 42 months. No dosage, no fining and no filtration. January disgorgement.
Match it with: Antipasti, salmon en papillote, seafood stew, roast chicken.
- Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
- Italy, Lombardy
- Azienda Agricola Divella
- Ready To Drink