The sparkling Gutturnio DOC “Lo Spago” Il Poggiarello
- Wines and Food Blog
- 24 April 2021
In ancient Rome, silver mugs, called Gutturnium, were used to taste wine and some of them were found in the excavations of the ancient city of Veleia not far from the Cantina Poggiarello. For this reason we wanted to pay homage to the traditional Piacenza wine with the name Gutturnio. Poggiarello’s sparkling Gutturnio uses the historic low bottle intended for this type even using string which, in ancient times, symbolized a refermented wine that was therefore tightened with greater safety.
Features and combinations
The blend of Barbera and Croatina grapes is softly pressed, followed by a six-day maceration that gives color to the wine without affecting the varietal characteristics of the grape.
The refermentation in autoclave generates a slight sparkling and a rosy froth that is released as soon as it is poured into the glass.
The color is a crystalline ruby red and on the nose fine notes of blueberry and currant, combined with hints of cherry and violet, are intensely perceived.
On the palate it is full-bodied with freshness and tannin that shift the balance towards hardness.
With these characteristics, the sparkling Gutturnio “Lo Spago” is perfect to combine with aperitifs based on Piacenza salami or with more structured dishes such as Pisarei and Fasò, white meats and soups.
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