Some grape varieties make the leap beyond local borders, others do not, although it is not always clear why. Spergola has a subtle flavour that is reminiscent of white flowers when classically vinified. If the grapes are left on the skins for a while, orange peel and clove flavours are often added. It also has an animating acidity that makes it ideal for sparkling wines. But it doesn't help - Spergola has still not found its way out of Emilia and into the big wine world. And even that is an exaggeration, as the variety is actually only found around Scandiano, in the hills north of Reggio Emilia. Although this is a bit of a shame, it doesn't matter too much, because Ca' de Nocis Riserva dei Fratelli is a wine that shows the whole world the amazing potential of the variety.
The Riserva dei Fratelli is an effervescent monument, one of Italy's great sparkling wines. After a first fermentation with three days of maceration, it is transferred to the bottle for secondary fermentation, where the wine slowly develops its voluminous texture, its strength and perlage and its multi-layered flavour profile. After 48 months in the bottle, the Riserva is disgorged and uncorked (no sugar added).
Expressive and intense - the aromas are reminiscent of panettone, herbs and flowers. Perlage, acidity and tannins make a decisive contribution to the structure of the wine on the palate, with all three perfectly balanced in a densely woven body. Although concentrated and powerful, the direction of the wine always remains focussed. The finish is long, compact and expressive.
Grape variety: Spergola
Vineyard: predominantly clay-loam soils, almost exclusively manual labour
Harvest: by hand
Fermentation: spontaneous | wild yeasts
Ageing: 6 months in steel and cement, 36 months secondary fermentation in the bottle, then disgorged but not dosed
Closure: Natural cork
Drinking temperature: 8-10 °C
Perfect drinking maturity: from now - 2028
Content and price per litre: 0.75 l/(€49.87/l)
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