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Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico

DOCG area for sparkling wines in the Italian region Lombardy, The existing since 1970 DOC status was highly classified in 2007. The zone includes hilly areas of Oltrepò Pavese in the municipalities Borgo Priolo, Borgoratto Mormorolo, Bosnasco, Calvignano, Canevino, Canneto Pavese, Castana, Cecima, Godiasco, Golferenzo, Lirio, Montalto Pavese, Montecalvo Versiggia, Montescano, Montu Beccaria, Mornico Losana, Oliva Gessi, Pietra de 'Giorgi, Rocca de 'Giorgi, Rocca Susella, Rovescala, Ruino, San Damiano al Colle, Santa Maria della Versa, Torrazza Coste, Volpara, Zenevredo in Brione, Casteggio, Cigognola, Codevilla, Corvino San Quirico, Fortunago, Montebello della Battaglia Montesegale, Ponte Nizza, Redavalle, Retorbido, Rivanazzano, Santa Giuletta, Stradella and Torricella Verzate in the province of Pavia.

Of the sparkling wine is achieved by means of Metodo classico ( bottle fermentation ) produced. The term Spumante was deliberately avoided to emphasize the classical method. At the label Often the name also appears Classese (an artificial word from Classico and Pavese). He must have at least 15 months, one Millesimato (Vintage wine) 24 months on the yeast to store.

The Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico is made from Pinot Nero Pinot Noir (about 70%); as well as any use of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio Pinot Gris and Pinot Bianco logo CNRS logo INIST Pinot Blanc (maximum 30%) produced. There is a white-tipped version and an Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico Rosé . The rosé may be called Cruasé (Dialect term for rosé) are produced.

The two types of wine Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico Pinot Nero ( blanc de noirs ) and Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico Pinot Nero Rosé (rosé) are made from Pinot Nero (at 85%); and any use of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Bianco (max 15%).

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