Metodo Classico Talento Brut N.V.
Saiph, made from 100% chardonnay grapes, is bottle refermented, in accord with the traditional method. The result is a sparkling wine of remarkable elegance, with the classic fragrance of fresh-baked bread. Appearing a luminous straw yellow with delicate emerald highlights, it immediately develops in the glass a very leisurely bead of the tiniest bubbles. The bouquet is splendidly varietal, with well-integrated aromas, while the palate is dry and full-flavoured, with a long-lingering progression laden with scents of yeast and sweet almond.
ORIGIN OF THE NAME Saiph is the name of a star in the constellation of Orion; in Arabic, saif al jabbar means “sword of the giant.”
VINEYARD The vineyards, trained to the Guyot system, are planted in limestone-clay soils, with abundant gravel deposited by the moraine of the ancient Piave glacier. The weather is mild, with cold winters and warm summers that are well ventilated, and it enjoys excellent day-night temperature differentials. Harvest, exclusively by hand, takes place between late August and the first days of September.
VINIFICATION After the clusters are de-stemmed and the grapes gently pressed, the must is gravity-settled, then fermented in steel at 18-20°C. After maturing sur lie, it undergoes refermentation in the bottle for 24 months. It is then disgorged and topped up with a dosage of 6-8 g/l.
GLASS AND SERVICE Enjoy at 6-8°C in a good capacity classic-method glass.
FOOD PAIRING AND WHEN TO ENJOY Saiph is perfect as a partner to fish-based antipasti and dishes such as octopus salad, fresh-water char, and risotto with clams. It will show good development during the two years following disgorging; if it is well stored, its nose and palate will grow in complexity even four years on.
|Res. Sugar||6.5 g/L|
|Total Acidity||6.7 g/L|
|Net extract||20.1 g/L|
|750 ml||× 6|