We inaugurate the column dedicated discovering Piacenza wines thanks to the AIS Sommelier Alessandro Pigliucci who will accompany us every week with the tasting of one of our wines, telling the main characteristics and suggesting the best combinations to find the perfect wine for every occasion.
Tasting of the week: Cantine Romagnoli’s Il Pigro Rosè Brut, a classic method rosé sparkling wine
It is known that Italian wines are among the best known and most renowned in the world. The panorama and the peculiarities are so infinite that it is difficult to know and appreciate them all. The Piacenza hills offer vineyards that are absolutely worth knowing and tasting, so while waiting to return to travel while also enjoying the view, we will accompany you to discover the Piacenza wines through the weekly tasting of our Sommelier and you can enjoy his suggestions to order them by taste them comfortably at home.
The tasting of Taste Piacenza of the week takes you to the discovery of a classic method sparkling wine: Cantine Romagnoli’s Il Pigro Rosè Brut. In 1970 the first bottle of the classic method of the Romagnoli winery saw the light, fruit of the founder’s great passion for French bubbles.
The name Pigro, clearly evident on the label, comes from a quarrel between Eng. Romagnoli and the cellarman of the time used to rapid sparkling wines.
“Leave it still there to rest that this wine is PIGRO (lazy)…” were the exact words that the engineer had to say to the cellarman to convince him to follow his project.
The main features
Today’s “Il Pigro Rosè Brut” is an assembly of 70% Pinot Nero and 30% Chardonnay grapes from 28-year-old vines grown in Sylvot and Cordon spurred whose roots sink into a medium clayey terroir with the presence of silt which gives great minerality to the wine.
The 2017 vintage, the vintage well highlighted on the back label, was one of the hottest in recent years, so much so that the harvest was brought forward to August 4th and reduced the residual sugar of the liquer to 1g / l.
Elegance is a common thread that accompanies the entire tasting with citrus hints of pink grapefruit, wild strawberries and stark apple in the foreground.
There is also a note of rose petals with subtle hints of yeast and small pastry generated by the long aging of 30 months. On the palate it is crunchy, savory and fresh with a good and long persistence.
How to combine it?
The Pigro Rosè Brut sparkling wine goes perfectly with an aperitif, with Piacenza pancetta PDO which, thanks to its fatness and sweet tendency, will enhance the flavor and freshness of this Pigro Rosè sparkling wine. Also excellent with raw fish, young salami, vegetables in batter, risotto and fresh pasta with fish or rabbit with herbs. To be served at a temperature of 5-7 °.
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Try it together with our Aperitif Food Box and plan a perfect evening!