Italian Sparkling wine Virtus - Pinot Nero and Chardonnay Brut in 75cl bottle
  • Italian Sparkling wine Virtus - Pinot Nero and Chardonnay Brut in 75cl bottle

Virtus - Pinot Nero and Chardonnay Brut

Italian sparkling wine produced with Pinot Nero and Chardonnay wine grapes.

It’s a wine with one stunning straw yellow color with golden reflections.

Yellow flowers, white fruit and a pleasant hint of bread crust.

To appreciate this wine fully, we recommend to be serve cold, but not frozen at one temperature between 6° to 8° C.

It’s a fantastic sparkling wine for enjoy it alone or with friends. When it’s time for big celebrations the Virtus Brut it’s the right wine.

  • Delivery: 2 to 6 weeks Delivery: 2 to 6 weeks
  • Delivers all over the world by truck, air and sea. In LCL or full container. Delivers all over the world by truck, air and sea. In LCL or full container.
  • Shelf Life / Products Validity: We always deliver with the maximum validity. Shelf Life / Products Validity: We always deliver with the maximum validity.

Variety: Pinot Noir 85% and Chardonnay 15%.

Planting density: 5,000 vines per hectare
Training system: Guyot
Harvest: Manual in 15 kg crates
Production: about 80 q.li per hectare

Aging: 48 months on yeasts then at least 6 months in bottle.

Alcohol content: 12.5% vol
Residual sugar: 3.9g/l
Sulphites: 35 mg/l of SO tot (UE legal limits 185mg/l max)

Classic method

The production process consists of several steps:

  • Collection and sorting of the grapes.
  • Soft pressing to extract the best part of the must.
  • Beginning of the first fermentation carried out at a room temperature of 14-16 ° C.
  • The wine added to the liquer de tirage is bottled and sealed with a crown cap together with a container called bidule.
  • Start of re-fermentation at a temperature of 10-12 ° C.
  • Aging of the wine on the fermentation yeasts for for 4 years in bottle.
  • Remuage on pupitres or on giropallet.
  • Disgorgement, elimination of the cap along with the fermentation residue contained in the bidule.
  • Addition of liqueur de expedition and bottling with cork.

Bottles in the Classic Method

Blast Chilling

Once collected and placed in the crates, the grapes are placed inside a blast chilling cell and stored for 24 hours at 7 ° Celsius.

This process allows maintaining the grapes intact during the pressing/treading, preserving aromas and organoleptic characteristics.

Grapes in the vineyard at the blast chilling

The Territory

The oldest human settlements in Oltrepò date back to the Neolithic period (5000-2500 BC).
Through the consular roads settled the Roman Empire and after its defeat, the barbarians arrived and mingled with strains: Etruscan, Celts, Gauls, Irioligure and Latin.

The oldest Christian witness dates back to 453 and it is the Christian tombstone of Orion.

Numerous, in Oltrepò, are the noteworthy frescoes present in different churches and chapels of important artists including: Michelino da Besozzo, Bernardino and Bartholomew Rossi also called Suardi Bramantino.

In Oltrepò there are 55 fortified places, of which 38 castles.

The territory, in the province of Pavia is 1,070 sq. km. with lowland areas below 200 meters above sea level, a large hilly area between 200 and 300 meters above sea level and an area over 350 meters, with peaks up to 1,724 meters above sea level.

The climate is mostly dry and the important temperature changes created by updrafts in mountain areas made the Oltrepò an area highly suited to the production of grapes and wine.

The soils of the low hilly area, consisting of marine sedimentary rocks with significant clay content and the higher ones of chalky origin, characterize better both the sparkling and red wines.

With a vined surface area of 13,269 hectares, the Oltrepò represents 60% of the entire vineyard area of Lombardy, while the hectolitres of wine produced; make it the third area in Italy.

The genotypes of Pinot Noir were grown in Oltrepò by the ancient Romans.

The first traces of the production of classic method, in Oltrepò, date back to 1870.

Currently the Oltrepò represents the third area in Europe for the production of Pinot Noir.

The Territory of the vineyard

Sustainability

The new conception cellar was planned in 2012, using sustainable materials that respect the environment.

Pensile gardens cover the vinification area which is totally underground, contributing to the constant maintenance of the temperatures during the year.

Cellar

To reduce the environmental impact and to use the grapes falling principle, the whole vinification area was obtained digging seven meters underground.

To reduce CO2 emissions up to 30% we used Mitsubishi’s innovative system, world leader in conditioning systems with a great attention to the environmental impact.

Press with CO2 recycling to reduce environmental impact

We process the grapes in total absence of oxygen inoculating CO2.

Press with CO2 recycling to reduce environmental impact

To reduce to the minimum CO2 emissions we use an air balloon that recycles the gas up to twenty pressings, safeguarding the environment.

Grapes washer with a water recirculation pump

The grapes are hand harvested and put into 15kg crates and entirely washed. A water recirculation pump and special filters reduce the water consumption.

Grapes washer with a water recirculation pump

Wine available in two bottles sizes: Bottle with 0.75L and bottle with 1.5L

Direct delivery from the cellar in Italy.

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Data sheet

Box:
6 Bottles 75cl