CODE: 1070

Vino Spumante Brut Rosé “Magìe”

Region

Donnas (Valle d’Aosta)

Grape variety

Nebbiolo (Picotendro)

Uomo

winegrowers association

Winery

Caves Cooperatives de Donnas

Grape Variety
Typically grown in an area of Piemonte and in some locations at the foot of the Alps. Nebbiolo wines always have a ruby color with garnet reflections, which aging turn into more orange tones. These are wines that present fresh fruity notes in their youth; often evolve over the years into elegant hints of dried flowers, once in a while of undergrowth. It can develop spicy tertiary scents, of tobacco and goudron. Wines always with good structure, the tannins usually take many years to soften. In Valle d’Aosta, Nebbiolo is also called “Picotendro”.
Terroir
The soils of the lower part of Valle d’Aosta region are of the morainic type, a mixture of gravel, sand and organic material transported by the ancient glacier that shaped the main valley. The climate is characterized by low rainfall, with good and continuous ventilation. Summers are hot, with high temperature variations between day and night. The sandy component and the overnight cooling guarantee Donnas’wine a good finesse. The landscape has been shaped over the centuries by men, who built terraces to cultivate the rows of vines with the system “a pergola” (a series of vertical poles to support a scaffold positioned horizontally or obliquely – fruiting branches are fixed on this scaffolding).
Uomo
Valle d’Aosta families generally own small and fragmented plots, sometimes a few terraces. It is this situation that led them to create, with the financial support of all, a single winemaking cellar. Many families contribute to the various activities carried out in the common cellar by dedicating a share of working hours. To vinifiy this Rosé sparkling wine, they harvest Nebbiolo grapes not yet fully ripe from the younger vineyards recently planted in some flat areas.
Vinification and finishing
Soft pressing of the grapes, fermentation of the must obtained at a controlled temperature. Fermentation with the Martinotti method (Charmat) follows and the sparkling wine is left in an autoclave for a few weeks.
Tasting notes
This sparkling wine has the soft color of rose petals, with a fine and persistent perlage. On the nose there are delicate aromas of raspberry. In the mouth there are fruity hints, including raspberry and wild strawberries. It is possible to feel the complex structure of Nebbiolo, which manages to keep the high acidity in balance. The result is a fine and elegant sparkling wine.
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