In the selection of wines that adhere to the V.I.V.A. of the Cantina di Vicobarone there is one of the most historic varieties of the Piacenza ampelographic panorama, the sparkling Ortrugo.
Appeared in documents for the first time in 1818 it was called “altruga”, that is “other grape” because it was not vinified in purity but used as a blending grape given its characteristic freshness and aroma.
It was only in the 1970s that wines began to be bottled with his name clearly evident on the label without the need to put it in a blend.
Features and combinations
The sparkling version of the Ortrugo from Cantina di Vicobarone is made from simple Guyot-trained grapes in Val Tidone, gently squeezing the grapes and controlling the temperature of the fermenting must.
The wine is dry, straw yellow in color with greenish reflections but intense notes of citrus, white peach, orange blossom and golden apple emerge from the glass.
A persistent wine in which the acidity and the slight perlage well balance the semi-aromatic part of the grape making it balanced.
To be tasted around 7 ° it goes well with traditional Piacenza cold cuts (among which the trio Coppa, Pancetta and Salame DOP stands out) or with fresh cheeses or fish first courses making it a wine suitable for numerous occasions.