Ramoro Pinot Grigio Spumante Biodynamic Brut Nature Pet Nat 2018

Country
Italy
Region
Abruzzo
Producer
Orsogna
Grape(s)
Pinot Grigio (100%)
Type
Sparkling
Style
Fizz
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Light bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
12%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
Biodynamic
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

The mountainous Abruzzo region of central Italy is situated halfway up the `boot` neighbouring Marche to the north, Lazio to the west and Molise to the south east. Abruzzo is home to one DOCG - Montepulciano d`Abruzzo Colline Teramane, and three DOCs - Cerasuolo Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Trebbiano d’Abruzzo and Controguerra. Abruzzo mostly produces wines from Montepulciano but also Sangiovese, Pecorino and Passerina as well as more international varietals such as Chardonnay.

Producer

Cantina Orsogna is an award-winning Abruzzo cooperative specialising in native grapes of the region such as Montepluciano d`Abruzzo, Cococciola and Pecorino. Orsogna are committed to the biodynamic principles by which they make their wine and have many certified Demeter biodynamic wines. Under the brand Lunaria, they support the activities of the WWF LIFE Euroturtles project to protect turtles in the Mediterranean. The aim of the project is to improve the conservation status of the EU populations of two sea turtle priority species, the loggerhead turtle Caretta Caretta and the green turtle Chelonia Mydas.
Tasting Notes
In production of the Method Ancestral wines, whole bunches of grapes are gently pressed to extract both the juice and indigenous yeasts from the grape`s skin. The must then ferments in stainless steel tanks until is reaches a certain sugar level (which would guarantee secondary fermentation in the bottle without the addition of sugar and yeasts). The wine is then bottled where it will then undergo its second fermentation creating a gently sparkling wine. The wines are then aged `sur lie` with the yeasts remaining in the bottle, this gives the wine an opaque appearence. The wines produced through this method have a soft mousse, not aggressive with primary and secondary characteristics from ageing on its yeasts.
The Pinot Grigio Method Ancestral is a salmon pink in colour with strawberry and nectarine notes on the nose. The palate is lightly sparkling with notes of red berries, ripe peach, pear and a toasty character on the finish.
Food
Serve as an aperitif or with fish and vegetarian dishes.