MALVASIA OF SCHIERANO, SPUMANTE
The grape of origin of this delicate sparkling wine is Malvasia of Schierano; small bunches with red aromatic grapes, produced in few Northern municipalities of the province of Asti. For more than 60 years the Bava Family has worked with the local winegrowers to successfully produce these grapes. A great DOC wine, it is the ideal ingredient for refreshing long drinks and fine cocktails. The Malvasia Rosé Bava, produced like a sparkling wine at the end of the 70s, generated in Italy a trend of sweet, aromatic, rosé spumanti (sparkling wines). This bottles is today an icon on the shelves of the best wine shops.
Varietal: Malvasia of Schierano 100%
Vineyard: run at Albugnano, Pino d’Asti and Castelnuovo
Altitude: 300 metres a.s.l.
Soil: white limestone with large beds of yellow sand with sea fossils and surface chalk
Vine training technique: guyot
The vinification starts with cold maceration for two days of the freshly pressed grape juice before it is put in the wine press: the free-run has therefore right from the start its strong fragrance and nice colour. After being decanted, the must is kept in steel vats at low temperatures until spumantizzazione (sparkling wine production process), done according to the Italian method in steel vats.
Claret cerasuolo rose in colour, it is a rosé wine with tones of colour similar to those of certain cherry varieties and purplish to orange nuances with bright reflection; intense and rich bouquet of rose and strawberries, palate pleasantly sweet, creamy and balanced surface with light tannins that provide a pleasant finish.