Sartarelli Brut Sparkling
Antonio Galloni's, Vinous: "Pale straw with a steady stream of small bubbles. Enticing nose of apple and pear, plus a hint of botanical herbs. Bright, juicy and very fresh, displaying surprisingly suave yellow fruit and spice flavors given the wine’s noteworthy acid bite. Finishes long, with lovely floral perfume. Perhaps the best sparkler ever from Sartarelli. Made with a long Charmat-Martinotti, in which the must stays on the lees for six months (rather than the more common three). This is labeled as a non-vintage but is actually all 2016. Made with grapes grown at 250 meters above sea level in the Scorcelletti fraction of Majolati Spontini, this wine was first made by Sartarelli in the 2011 vintage. About 25,000 bottles per year." Oct 2017
Winery: "This sparkling wine entirely made from strictly selected Verdicchio grapes is produced by using the long Charmat method (5-6 months of refinement). Thanks to a prolonged period of refinement on the lees at the end of the fermentation process, its organoleptic characteristics are particularly noteworthy.
It is of a brilliant straw yellow color and has a bouquet of apple, fruit, lemon verbena, almond aromas and hints of yeasts. It has a fresh but not intrusive acidity, citrus fruit flavors, with a nice, fine persistent perlage.
A wine for appetizers and convivial dinners, it is perfect with fish starters as well as with salami appetizers and pizza al formaggio (special cheese pizza typical of le Marche), fresh mozzarella or mozzarella “in arrozza” (fried mozzarella), scrambled eggs with spring herbs."