Nicola Gatta Vino Spumante Brut NV 'Ombra'

Nicola Gatta Vino Spumante Brut NV 'Ombra'

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ABOUT: Nicola was born in Gussago, in the very center of the Franciacorta sparkling wine region. He grew up in a wine producing family, but...

ABOUT: Nicola was born in Gussago, in the very center of the Franciacorta sparkling wine region. He grew up in a wine producing family, but after being introduced to the natural wine world he decided to start producing wine with as little manipulation and intervention as possible. The soil of Gussago is very similar to the most important French Champagne regions, and that is why Nicola's mission is to produce the very best sparkling wine all the while taking his own wine making path. That path led Nicola to renounce the Franciacorta D.O.C.G as they tried to restrict and control how he could produce his sparking wine. For the last 5 years Nicola has produced wine under his own label using his exceptional talents, and brave experimentation, to produce the highest quality sparkling by using natural methods with his very own style.

VINEYARD: His Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vineyards never see any chemical treatments, and instead Nicola sprays biodynamic preparations through the season. Using biodynamic farming practices to produce healthy biodiverse vineyards of the utmost importance to Nicola. You will find olive trees, fruit trees, blackberry trellises and native herbs throughout his vineyards. Let us not forget the limestone soil which is the key element that produces exceptionally balanced grapes.

WINEMAKING: Aging time on the lees is dictated by moon cycles (not in months or years). His lineup of traditional method sparking wines are truly an exploration in sitespecificity and of a winemaker willing to let his soil and fruit do the talking. Fermentation is spontaneous with native yeast and there is no added SO2 or other additives, interventions or manipulations in the winemaking process.