83 Ortrugo Colli Piacentini
Rossi Terre di Cuccagna
COLOR: pale yellow with greenish reflexions
BOUQUET: floral, delicate, with exotic fruits hints
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 11 % vol.
AGING: in bottle
SUGAR CONTENT: 13 g/l
TASTE: off-dry, lightly aromatic, typical slightly bitter aftertaste
It is a white berry vine variety perfectly suitable for the production of sparkling wines. The “Eighty-three – 83” is the “Terre di Cuccagna” Spumante. The grapes are harvested at the end of August, slightly before their complete maturation – in order to get musts with an adequate acidity – and then pressed in our winery. Immediately after the pressing, the must is transferred to a pneumatic press to eliminate the skins and the grape seeds and then the vinification goes on. This is done because Ortrugo is a delicate wine, therefore let the must ferment alone facilitates the creation of a fine bouquet with a floral aroma and the typical slightly bitter aftertaste .
The must is transferred to the tanks assigned the charmat method working without oxygen to avoid oxidation which would ruin the aromatic precursors typical of this grape variety. To produce a quality sparkling wine, we proceed to a low temperatures long fermentation and after about 60 days the wine is bottled.