Rugre Spumante Brut, La Scolca
Rugre Spumante Brut, La Scolca
Light straw in color. Citrus and floral aromas are underscored by minerality. Fine and delicate but persistent perlage with a lively acidity, medium body and a lasting finish.

Country and Region: Italy,Piedmont

Classification: Spumante Brut

Producer: La Scolca

Wine Style: Sparkling

Grape Varieties : Cortese

Vinification: Named after the forest that surrounds La Scolca’s Estate and vineyards, Rugrè is made fro the youngest vines (approximately 20 years of age). The Rugrè vineyards have calcareous-clay soil with chalky limestone, similar to that found in Champagne and Chablis lending the base wine a flinty characteristic. The Cortese grapes are immediately transferred to the winery after hand picking. On arrival at the winery, the grapes undergo cryo-maceration and fermentation takes places in tank at cold temperatures (13-14⁰C) in stainless steel tanks. Fermentation is carried out using only naturally-occurring yeasts, preserving the flinty acidity and fruity flavours. Once the base wine is complete, the secondary fermentation begins in tank using the ‘Charmat Method’. The wine spends just 3 to 4 months on the ‘lees’ in order to maintain the delicate fruit character. There follows ‘dégorgement’ under pressure and the sparkling wine is bottled. There follows a brief period of maturation in bottle before release on to the market.

ABV: 12%

Closure: Mushroom Cork

Case Size: 6

Case price: £ 88.74

Bottle Price: £ 14.79