Castello di Cigognola Oltrepo’ Pavese Champenoise Blanc de Noir D.O.C.G. Cuvée More Brut NV


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Italy is making some seriously good Champenoise Sparklers that are giving Champagne a run for its money these days.

The Oltrepo Pavese Metodo Classico D.O.C.G  has been awarded the status of an Applellation since 2007. The production zone lies in south of Lombardy’s Pavia province.

This exquisite example, equivalent to a Blanc de Noir in Champagne, was just awarded an incredible 91 Points by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. It has spent 18 to 24 months on the lees; depending on the cuvée of each vintage, the dosage is decided with a blind tasting and it could be Brut, Pas Dosè or both. This kind of approach gives the possibility to express the features of each disgorgement in the best way.

This is a bone-dry, precise wine that combines pristine fruit, vibrancy and knife-like precision.  Brilliant straw yellow colour, Intense on the nose, it evokes sweet fruity, delicately floral hints of acacia, and closes with memories of freshly baked pastry. A persistent, fine perlage, which concludes with an elegant citrus trace.

Pair with Crustaceans, Fish-based main dishes, Fish-based pasta or rice dishes, Shellfish or just as an aperitif

Appellation:Oltrepo Pavese Metodo Classico D.O.C.G

Cultivation system: guyot

Alcohol content: 12,5% vol.

Dryness: 3g/l of sugar added after disgorgement

Production: 30000 bottles


REGION: Lombardy
TYPE: Champenoise – Metodo  Classico – Blanc de Noir
WINERY: Castello di Cigognola s.a.r.l.
GRAPE: Pinot Noir & Pinot Meunier 
SHELF LIFE: 10 Years
VINIFICATION: From 18 to 24 months on the lees; depending by the skills of the cuvée of each vintage, the dosage is decided with a blind tasting and it could be Brut, Pas Dosè or both. This kind of procedure gives the possibility to express in the best way the features of each disgorgement.

Castello di Cignola is a producer in Oltrepo Pavese, which is in northern Italy near Piedmont and Emilia Romagna. They have about 30 hectares of vines, covering several different microclimates on steep sided hills, surrounding their 12th century castle. They specialise in the red Barbera grape, making different styles of this wine.

Castello di Cigognola is an estate owned by the Moratti family, It spreads over the hills of Oltrepo’ Pavese,in the area once called “Vecchio Piemonte”. The wines originated from this region, a territory which has a strong identity but a difficult nature.

Through culture , courage , freedom and ethics the Moratti family produces wines which express the best of the region and also reflect it’s soul.

The Moratti are an Italian family of oil barons who have stood out in social circles for years, distinguished by their sensitivity, culture, ethics, soul, courage and freedom.

Castello Di Cigognola is now managed by Letizia and Gianmarco Moratti’s son Gabriele (“Bebe”) Moratti.

He operates this alongside his other businesses in Fashion, Design and Film.

The Castello Di Cigognola estate has been in his family since the 15th century.

Gabriele’s exciting and well established fashion brand is “Redemption “ and for his winery, his dream is

Tasting the “terroir” through freedom

and a mission statement of….

Producing wines thanks to the freedom, courage and ethics of
a family that wants to enhance and to narrate, in Italy and worldwide, a unique regional identity.

The family believes in sustainability in their winemaking and biodiversity in the vineyard with a total respect of the environment.

Wine Enthusiast Magazine Cuvée More Pas Dosé Pinot Nero Oltrepò Pavese SA – 91 points

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