Metodo Classico Talento Extra Brut 2007
Our Riserva is the fruit of a careful assemblage of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, a blend that ensures a wine marked both by fine structure and velvety smoothness. This classic-method sparkler that Bellenda has been producing from its earliest years matures over many years in our underground cellar at a constant temperature of 13°C. Appearing a luminous, burnished gold, it releases a long-lingering bead of the tiniest bubbles. The bouquet displays fragrances of fresh-baked rolls and toasted hazelnut, along with smooth vanilla, citrus, and verbena. The palate is elegant and multi-layered, with an impressive balance between rich fruit and a crisp minerality.
VINEYARD The vineyards, planted to a density of about 5,000 vines per hectare and trained to the Guyot system, are in a mix of limestone and clay; abundant gravel-pebble mixture accounts for the vein of minerality in the wine. The local weather is mild, with cold winters and warm summers, with significant day-night temperature differentials. The harvest, exclusively by hand, takes place between late August and early September.
VINIFICATION The clusters are de-stemmed and gently pressed, the must is then gravity settled, and fermented in steel at 18-20°C. The wine matures sur lie, then undergoes refermentation in the bottle and ageing for 96 months, followed by disgorgement and dosage at 4g/l.
GLASS AND SERVICE Serve at 6-8 °C in large classic-method crystal stemware.
FOOD PAIRING AND STORAGE Talento Extra Brut is perfect for enjoying throughout a meal, paired with substantial dishes, such as baked fish, roast poultry, veal, and game birds. Try it too with spaghetti alla carbonara or bucatini alla gricia. This wine will develop beautifully over the three years from disgorging. If properly cellared, it will achieve remarkable complexity on nose and palate over the next 10 years.
|Res. Sugar||4 g/L|
|Total Acidity||5 g/L|
|Net extract||22.4 g/L|
|750 ml||× 6|
|1.5 L||× 4|