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Castel Noarna ‘Rethium’ Bianco Frizzante Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT 2016

Estate: Castelnuovo di Noarna is located in the hills of Vallagarina, in the southern part of Trentino, northern Italy. The property dates back to Roman times when it was a fortress, the castle, and its documented ownership and intriguing history date all the way back to 1177. Since the 1970’s it has belonged to the Zani family, today Marco Zani is at the helm. The 7 hectares of vineyards are located on steep east/southeast facing slopes at an elevation of about 350 meters above sea level.

Winemaking: Vineyards are farmed biodynamically and are certified organic. Grapes are from vines in calcareous soil, rich in minerals and fossils. Fermentation is spontaneous with indigenous yeasts, no sulphur is added. Fermented and aged in stainless steel, once a still wine is achieved, the wine is aged in the steel or wood until the harvest of the following year. Once the must of the new harvest has fermented, a small percentage [about 10%] is added to the wine of the previous year. The wine is then bottled, with eh second fermentation taking place in the bottle, with the wine naturally becoming sparkling.

Tasting Notes: Gold in colour with aromas of apple, straw, nuts and a trace of honey. Creamy lemon, clean minerality and consistent, well-structured fizziness glide over a nutty backbone. The finish is dry with a pleasant bitterness. Refreshing and straightforward, fantastic on its own or with lighter dishes.

Chardonnay and Nosiola
Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT
Italy
Estate Bottled by Marco Zani Castel Noarna S.a.s.
13% Alcohol
$26
Only 1700 bottles produced

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