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Oltrenero Cruasé DOCG

[Ohl-tray-nair-oh]

The name Oltrenero is composed of two Italian words "Oltrepo'", which means "beyond the Po", the longest river in Italy, and Pinot Nero, used in the wine.

VINTAGE
NV

APPELLATION
Oltrepò Pavese DOCG

AREA
Oltrepò Pavese, Lombardy

GRAPES
Pinot Nero

VINIFICATION
The grapes are handpicked and macerate for six to eight hours, achieving a slight extraction of color from the skins. Fermentation takes place for 12 days at 64°F and the wine sits on its lees until the following July. Upon completion, liqueur de tirage is added for the conversion to sparkling wine, which continues for 24 months until dégorgement and the addition of liqueur d'expédition to obtain residual sugars of 5 g/l.

COLOR
Bright pink with vivid reflections. A very fine perlage and a soft, persistent sparkle.

BOUQUET
Fragrant with hints of mandarin orange, raspberries, cranberries, and wild strawberries.

PALATE
Decisive on the palate, fresh with excellent sapidity and good bouquet; with an elegant finish that reminiscent of bread crust.

FOOD PAIRINGS
Perfect as an aperitivo, smoked salmon, aged Parmesan cheese, crab cakes, or seafood risotto.

SERVING TEMPERATURE
41°-45°F.

ALCOHOL LEVEL
12%

BOTTLE SIZE
750 ml

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