Cà di Frara

Oltre il Classico Nature Noir Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico DOCG - Non Vintage

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Pinot Nero, leading grape variety for some of the most important wineries in the world. It is a fussy grape variety that needs the perfect terroir to deliver its precious fruit to make excellent wines. In Lombardy, this varietal is very popular for making sparkling wine. Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico DOC has gained in the last few years so much importance on an international level not to envy anything to the sparkling french neighbors.

Ca’ di Frara, founded by Giovanni Bellani in 1905, is located in the Oltrepò Pavese DOC's heart. Luca, the actual owner, great-grandnephew of Giovanni who bought few hectares more than 100 years ago, today exposed to the best climatic conditions to make excellent wines. The winery vineyards' are farmed in a natural method, with minimum intervention. Their mission is the respect the territory and the environment. The main grape varietals are Pinot Nero, Croatina, and Barbera for the reds, Riesling, and Pinot Grigio for the whites. In the last few years, the company has undertaken a path that leads towards high-level sustainability with packaging, water reuse, and renewable energy for the winery! 

Description:

The wine shows bright yellow color with golden reflections. Fresh ripe red fruit character, a touch of floral notes with a citrusy undertone. The palate is dry with enhanced richness and creaminess, due to the lees aging, balanced fruitiness with an elegant mineral finish.

In vinification, the wine is cold-pressed, with only 35% of the juice selected. Fermentation at controlled temperature in stainless steel vessels, and after, re-fermentation in the bottle, with the addition of must and selected yeasts. The wine rest on its fine lees for 36 months before the final release.