Tasting of the week: sparkling Gutturnio “Fox Trot” from Mossi 1558
- Wines and Food Blog
- 22 March 2021
Sparkling red wines are typical of the Piacenza area and differ from what we define sparkling wines for a pressure inside the bottle of around 2.3 bars instead of the more usual 6 bars.
We propose you the tasting of sparkling Gutturnio Fox Trot of the Mossi winery composed of 60% Barbera, from vines over 40 years old, and 40% Croatina from 20 years old vines.
The 2018 vintage gave Barbera a great acidity while the Croatina a good roundness making this union more than balanced.
The longevity of the vineyards guarantees grapes rich in structure, which release intense fruity scents, so much so that the same plot even composes the Gutturno Riserva.
At the sight a beautiful ruby red color with violet reflections is revealed when its fine froth is exhausted.
The perlage is quite numerous, in style with its Doc, but it is on the nose that everything becomes more intense.
Decisive vinous and ripe fruit aromas accompany more floral notes of rose and violet, with a balanced palate in which the same olfactory nuances stand out enriched by spicy notes.
Served at a temperature of around 16 degrees, its softness goes well with first courses such as lasagna bolognese or second courses garnished with tomato such as tripe “alla Piacentina“.
If served instead at lower temperatures around 14 degrees, the hardness will become slightly more decisive, making it also suitable for more structured aperitifs.
This alternation between the acidity of Barbera and the roundness of Croatina makes this combination lively, dynamic like the rhythm of the Fox Trot that we will find in every sip of the sparkling red Gutturnio from the Mossi winery.
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