MILANTE SPUMANTE EXTRA DRY

The name Milante refers to the well-known original blended wine created by Fattoria Monte Fasolo in 2004. Milante and its sparkling version - Milante Spumante - are made of the same grapes: pleasant freshness, fruity notes, elegant and harmonious taste.

PRODUCTION AREA: Italy, Veneto, Colli Euganei, Cinto Euganeo, southern and south-eastern vineyard exposure, stony soil, age of the vines: about 20 years old.

GRAPES: 30% Incrocio Manzoni, 20% Pinot bianco, 20% Chardonnay, 20% Sauvignon, 10% Moscato bianco

TRAINING SYSTEM: spurred cordon and Guyot

OUTPUT: 90 q per hectare

HARVEST TIME: halfway through August

Vinification: the hand-picked grapes are gently pressed and immediately cooled to 10°C in temperature-controlled steel tanks. The must undergoes a static settling until it clarifies and then ferments at low temperatures for 12 days.

PRISE DE MOUSSE: the second fermentation occurs in February in autoclaves according to Martinotti-Charmat method. To obtain an extra-fine perlage fermentation proceeds slowly for about 30 days. After fermentation wine is filtered under isobaric conditions and rests then for another 30 days before final bottling.

TASTING NOTES: straw-yellow colour, greenish glints, very fine, intense and persistent perlage. On the nose harmonious bouquet of white flowers, aromatic herbs and citrus fruits. On the palate full-bodied and intriguing, reminding of the citrus hints on the nose, good balance between acidity and minerality. Ideal as an aperitif, it pairs with any appetizers and with fish as well as white meat dishes.

0.75 l bottle

MILLESIMATO 2005 EDIZIONE LIMITATA

Millesimato 2005 was obtained from the selection of the best grapes produced by vineyards older than twenty years.

Designation: Colli Euganei Bianco Spumante (Colli Euganei White Sparkling) Classic Method Extra Brut
Grapes: Chardonnay, Garganega, Pinella and Pinot bianco

Training System: spurred cordon and Guyot

Output: 80 q per hectare

Harvest Time: mid-August

Vinification: grapes are manually collected in small cases of 14 kg. After a soft pressing, the first must (about 45% of grapes) is fermented in thermal-conditioned steel tanks.

Draught: the wine is refined and cleared for about 8 months; then the cuvée is made and liqueur de tirage is added. Bottles are closed with a crown cap and placed carefully in piles in underground caves where they are kept at a constant temperature of 12°C and refined for 72 months.

Degorgement: after the refinement period, bottles are moved into pupitres for the manual remuage, which lasts 8 weeks. This process allows the sediment of the second fermentation to rise to the bottle neck. After the neck is iced the sediments are poured out and then the bottle is filled up with some wine of the same type.

0.75 l bottle

MILLESIMATO 2006

MILLESIMATO 2006 was obtained from the selection of the best grapes produced by vineyards older than twenty years.

Designation: Colli Euganei Bianco Spumante (Colli Euganei White Sparkling) Classic Method Brut
Grapes: Chardonnay, Garganega, Pinella and Pinot bianco

Training System: spurred cordon and Guyot

Output: 80 q per hectare

Harvest Time: mid-August

Vinification: grapes are manually collected in small cases of 14 kg. After a soft pressing, the first must (about 45% of grapes) is fermented in thermal-conditioned steel tanks.

Draught: the wine is refined and cleared for about 8 months; then thecuvée is made and liqueur de tirage is added. Bottles are closed with a crown cap and placed carefully in piles in underground caves where they are kept at a constant temperature of 12°C and refined for 60 months.

Degorgement: after the refinement period, bottles are moved into pupitres for the manual remuage, which lasts 8 weeks. This process allows the sediment of the second fermentation to rise to the bottle neck. After the neck is iced, the sediments are poured out and then the bottle is filled up with some wine of the same type.

0.75 l bottle