David Rose’ Spumante Brut

Technical Sheet

GRAPE VARIETY OR BLEND
70% Merlot, 20% Pinot Grigio, 10% Pinot Noir.

TERROIR AND CLIMATE
The grapes for our David rosé are harvested from family-owned vineyards located at the foot of the “Colli Asolani” hills (within the province of Treviso, Veneto). The vineyards enjoy good sun exposure and benefit from the mild, temperate climate of the area. The soil composition is a balanced combination of silt, clay and sand.

YIELD
150 q/ha. Estimated yield per plant: 6 kg.

WINEMAKING
The destemmed grapes are loaded into our press for soft pressing and allowed a very short skin contact. Primary fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks, at low-temperature to improve aroma retention. After about 10 days the wine has achieved a sufficient, yet low alcohol content and the primary fermentation is complete. Bubbles are developed through a “long” Charmat method. Differing from the traditional Charmat for the duration of the process, the long Charmat provides for a refermentation and a subsequent aging in the autoclave. Our rosé David, once the secondary fermentation is complete, rests for about 120 days in a tank equipped with screw agitators that regularly shake and mix the sediments. This process allows the wine to achieve complexity and body and to develop rich aromas thanks to the contact with the lees. After a final three-stage filtration, David rosé is bottled under pressure to preserve the bubbles, using our state-of-the-art bottling line.

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol: 10,5% vol
Total acidity: 5,8‰
Dry Extract: 15‰
Residual sugar: 6 g/l
Pressure: 5 bar

TASTING NOTES
A delicately coloured ‘onion skin’ rose with a generous bead of tiny and persistent bubbles. Delicate nose with hints of grapefuit and ripe wild berries along with a touch of bread crust given by the contact with the lees, with those subtle complexities showing beautifully. Well balanced and refreshing on the palate. A fascinating style, very dry and authoritative, but it shimmers with edgy freshness and acidity in the finish.

FOOD PAIRING
This elegant rosé sparkler is excellent as an aperitif, from informal to special occasions. It offers a food-friendly personality that would pair beautifully with seafood. Try it with oysters or sashimi.

SERVING TEMPERATURE
8 – 10 °C

AWARDS
– Commended – Decanter World Wine Awards 2012

 
Technical Sheet