Gutturnio D.O.C. “Colli Piacentini”


"A noble wine of ancient origins"

Massimiliano Croci is a young man with big ambitions. He is a big advocate for wine that are "Sur Lie", A French term to describe a wine aged on the lees, in order to give it texture. i.e.;Muscadet. However, this is a frizzante or slightly effervescent wine. 

This is a 'bottle fermented' effervescent red, due to the fact that the wine is bottled with remaining residual sugars and therefore the rest of fermentation, carried out in the bottle. Since the wine ferments in the bottle, aside from the 'fizz', there are also leftover lees. These lees are responsible for flavors, unseen by its counterpart; conventional 'frizzante' or sparkling wines. 

'Gutturino' is from rigourous selection from estate vineyards of Barbera and Bonarda. Once transferred into the cellar, the grapes are crushed and macerated for 8 days on the skins and eventually 10 months in the bottle before release.

Traditionally speaking, this category of wine is bottled in the spring and after a period of fermentation and maturation it becomes ready to drink for the summertime.

This is joyful, juicy, dry, complex and boisterous. Great with the air-cured beef, Bresaola!