1919 Riserva Extra Brut
Alto Adige Doc

Technical Information

The two grape varieties, Chardonnay and Pinot Nero, come from vineyards which are specifically cultivated for sparkling wine and which are sited on hillsides at mid- high-altitude. Grapes are refrigerated overnight and then undergo whole cluster pressing to obtain a premium quality must for careful, closely monitored vinification. A portion of the Chardonnay is fermented and matured in wood barriques, while the remaining Chardonnay and the Pinot Nero, still separated by variety, ferment in steel at a controlled temperature of 14-16°C and then rest on the lees for a number of months. The different wines (wood-matured Chardonnay, steelmatured Chardonnay and Pinot Nero) are blended and liqueur de tirage is added. The wine is bottled and secondary fermentation takes place in the cellar at 11-12°C, followed by resting on the lees for a minimum of 56 months. After disgorgement and a further period of maturation, the wine is released for sale.

 

Tasting notes

Straw yellow in colour with golden reflections and enlivened by persistent, extremely fine bubbles. Complex, multi-layered bouquet which ranges from voluptuous notes of candied peel and ripe fruit to intriguing hints of spice and dried fruit. Both vibrant and caressing on the palate, with crisp acidity and an underlying savoury vein. The wine’s effervescence dictates the rhythm for the dance of aromas which flit between fruity scents and indulgent sweet pastries.

 

Awards and Accolades

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Sticker VINUM 

Vinum - Weinguide Deutschland 2022

92 Points - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige DOC 2015

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James Suckling

93 Points - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2015
91 Points - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2014

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Falstaff

91 Points - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2015
91 Points - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2014

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Luca Gardini

92 Points - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2014

Guide de Lespresso

WineHunter Award

Award Gold - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2015
Award Gold - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2014

Gambero Rosso

Gambero Rosso

3 Glasses - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2014
3 Glasses - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2013
3 Glasses - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2012
3 Glasses - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2011

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Bibenda

5 Grappoli - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2015
5 Grappoli - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2014
5 Grappoli - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2013
4 Grappoli - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2012
4 Grappoli - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2011

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La Guida Vini Vitae - AIS

4 Viti - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2015
4 Viti - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2013

ViniVeronelli

I Vini di Veronelli

91 Points - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2014
91 Points - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2013
92 Points - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2012

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Guida Essenziale ai Vini d'Italia - Doctor Wine

94 Points - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2015
93 Points - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2014
92 Points - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2013
94 Points - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2012
93 Points - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2011

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Guida Sparkle

5 Sfere - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2015
5 Sfere - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2014
5 Sfere - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2013
5 Sfere - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2012
5 Sfere - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2011

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Vini buoni d'Italia

4 Stars - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2015
4 Stars + Crown - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2014
4 Stars + Crown - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2012
4 Stars - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2011

Decanter

Decanter

92 Points - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2015
92 Points - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2014
91 Points - 1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2012

Guide de Lespresso

Le Guide de L'Espresso - The best 100 sparkling wines

1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2015
1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2014
1919 Riserva Extra Brut Alto Adige 2012