Casali Viticultori's Ca' Besina Brut 2016
We tasted for you Casali Viticultori's Ca' Besina Brut 2016.
- Name: Ca' Besina Brut 2016
- Color: White
- Year of production: 2016
- Price: 18,00€
- Annual production: 10.000 bottles
- Denomination: Colli di Scandiano e Canossa DOP
- Aging: Classic method sparkling wine, refermentation in the bottle with rest on the lees for at least 48 months
- Grapes: 100% Spergola
Ca ’Besina Colli di Scandiano and Canossa DOP Brut is the first extraordinary Classic Method of the Emilia-Romagna region obtained from the vinification of Spergola, an indigenous grape variety typical of the Scandiano hills, in the Reggiano area.
Ca 'Besina is not only a great classic method, but it is also an ambitious path that Casali Viticultori, a winery that has always distinguished itself on the Italian scene thanks to a strong identifying and innovative production, has wanted to carry out with determination, strong conviction and value of this variety on the territory. The Spergola is in fact one of the few hillside vines that rises on the broadest chalky vein of the Apennines located mainly in the foothills areas in the municipalities of Vezzano sul Crostolo, Albinea and Scandiano. The limestone outcrops determine the mineral address perceptible directly to the nose, a prerogative usually entirely gustatory.
Cedar, citrus fruits, wild herbs, flint, are superimposed on a tension that tickles the palate, an unmistakable youthful strength that has gained structure and thickness over the time of refinement on its lees - 48 months -. A fine, creamy, exuberant, persistent bubble gives a soft mouth entrance that slides along a narrow and deep saline texture.
It expresses itself fully throughout the meal. Recommended in combination with cold spaghetti with caviar and chives.
Casali Viticultori’s history began in the year 1900 when Giuseppe Casali decided to make his family wine into a full-blown business. Its first wine cellar, next to the historic Rocca del Boiardi castle in Scandiano, was soon too small and the winery’s growing market success and consequent increase in production meant moving to our current base in Pratissolo di Scandiano in the 1980s. Digging work on the new wine cellars unearthed a stone slab dating to 50 BC-50 AD with an inscription reading Ca Bezina, the name of an important patrician family. The first Champagne method wine to be made in Emilia Romagna was named after this inscription and subsequently modified to Ca’ Besina. ‘Good wine is born in the vineyard and grows up in the wine cellar’. This was Massimo Casali’s motto, the charismatic wine lover behind the history of this important local winery who left a determinant mark on his homeland’s winemaking. Casali Viticultori is still today a benchmark in Reggio wine making and was incorporated into the Emilia Wine Group in late 2014.
Via delle Scuole, 7
Pratissolo di Scandiano, RE 42019 IT