Parusso Metodo Classico 2017 Extra Brut Blanc de Noir
Always keen to rediscover old traditions, we present our 'Parusso Metodo Classico' Spumante based on Nebbiolo, a wine that is part of the centuries-old history of Italian and Piedmontese sparkling wine making.
Vinified in white
In fact, the first written document mentioning the sparkling of Nebbiolo grapes appears in Piedmont, the cradle of Italian sparkling wines. It dates back to 1787 when the future American President Jefferson drank a Nebbiolo red wine and found it lively as Spumante. Since then, there have been increasing traces of the use of Nebbiolo as a sparkling wine base. We also read of various trials of sparkling Nebbiolo in the Castello della Volta in Barolo, the Tenuta Reale in Pollenzo and the Castello di Novello in the first half of the 19th century. We would like to follow up this story today by presenting our Parusso Metodo Classico. This Spumante is produced from Nebbiolo grapes, harvested in mid-September and left to rest in the cellar for a few days at controlled temperature and humidity.
The grapes are then vinified in white. The best part of the must, called 'mosto fiore', is used. Fermentation of the must fiore takes place with indigenous yeasts. The draught is then carried out by adding the yeasts to the mass and it goes into the bottle to obtain the Presa di Spuma. The sparkling wine matures in the cellar with temperature control on its lees for approximately 36 months. During this period, the "colpo di polso" is carried out manually. Disgorgement is then carried out, the date of which is stated on the label. Spumante "Parusso Metodo Classico" is a wine of great freshness, finesse and elegance. Very fine and persistent bubbles bring hints of ripe fruit, apricot, raspberry and strawberry to the nose. On the palate, the acidic freshness is supported by the tannic structure conferred by the Nebbiolo grape that guarantees pleasant drinking and excellent evolution over time.