Produttore / Producer: Antica Casa Vinicola Scarpa has been producing traditional wines in the Monferrato hills of southeast Piemonte since 1854. But it was Mario Pesce, admired by both Giacosa and Gaja, who made Scarpa’s reputation in the second half of the 20th century. Traditional sometimes means ‘rustic’, but that’s not the case here. A very present gusto della casa (house style) produces elegant wines with arrow-like acidity and well-aged tannins. In the 21st century, Scarpa continues to produce each year small quantities of more than a dozen wines from 10 different grape varieties and to release gradually wines from its ample library of bottles going back to the 1960s.
Scarpa Brut Rosé
Vigna / Vineyard
Nome / Name: Sorriso Francescano, in Bistagno.
Quota / Altitude: 260 m / 850 ft.
Suoli / Type of soils: Tuffaceous soils.
Vitigni / Varieties: 100% Albarossa. Albarossa is cross of the grape varities Chatus and Barbera, from the famous grape breeder Giovanni Dalmasso. Chatus is from Ardèche, an area in France just under Lyon.
Allevamento / Trellis system: Guyot.
Metodo di vendemmia / Harvest technique: Hand harvested.
Metodo agricolo / Agricultural technique: Lotta integrata (sustainable).
Cantina / Cellar
Fermentazione alcolica / Alcoholic fermentation: Pressurization in steel tank (charmat method) for 20 days at 16-19 °C.
Élevage: 8 months of aging on the yeasts.
Gradazione alcolica / Alcoholic %: 12.5%.
Residual sugar: 11.86 g/l.
Pressure: 3.8 bars.
Total acidity: 5.8 g/l.
Tappo e bottiglia / Closure and bottle: Natural cork (sparkling), 750 ml clear glass champenoise bottle.