Erbaluce di Caluso DOCG Spumante
The female soul of the winery, this is Lia’s sparkling wine. It was Lia that wanted this uncompromising sparkling wine that best expresses the characteristics of the Erbaluce grape variety with all the minerality and acidity conveyed by the moraine soils. This is the newest addition to the Cieck family of sparkling wines: it was presented at the end of 2017 with the 2013 vintage.
Pergola training, on loose, moraine soils, rich in stone. Altitude: approx. 320 m above sea level Exposure: south-easterly Average age: 30 years
48 months on lees
In the cellar
Made from the vinification of Erbaluce grapes selected in our vineyards for their freshness and integrity. After soft pressing the whole bunches, a temperature-controlled fermentation process begins. The wine is then bottled and undergoes a second fermentation process in the bottle. After spending at least 48 months maturing on lees, the bottles undergo manual rémuage (riddling) on racks known as pupitres and dégorgement (disgorging). After a further six months of bottle ageing, the wine is ready to be uncorked.
In the glass
Colour: bright straw yellow.
Perlage: very fine and persistent.
Bouquet: an elegant expression of ripe white fruit, with mineral accents set against a backdrop of crusty bread and yeast.
Palate: structured and full bodied, it expresses its character with beautifully persistent and deep acidic vigour, finishing off with deliciously savoury flavours.
Ideal with aperitifs or to accompany fish dishes, particularly raw fish and shellfish.
Serve at 8-10°C.