Nynphe Lazio IGP Metodo Classico Ancestrale

£26.50

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Style

Balanced, Extra Brut, Medlar Fruit Aromas, Round

Grape

Grechetto

Producer

Donato Giangirolami

Origin

Italy, Latium

Designation

Vino Spumante

ABV

12.5%

Vintage

2017

Size

75cl

Wine Production

Organic, Vegan

This unique sparkling wine is straw yellow in appearance, with a fine perlage of lively bubbles, delicate and persistent.

On the palate it is dry and elegant with medlar fruit hints and a gentle almond overtone.  The aroma is clean, flowery and slightly citrusy, reflecting the carachteristics of the grechetto grape.

 A new favourite of Bianca’s, Nynphe Spumante is a very moreish sparkling wine!

This is a unique Spumante, Italian for sparkling wine, produced from 100% Grechetto grapes, organically grown.  The wine is made following the ancestral method, the oldest known method of making sparkling wine. ... This winemaking technique involves bottling wine partway through its primary fermentation to trap carbon dioxide gas in the bottle, creating a gentle, bubbly carbonation.

During the méthode ancestrale, wine is moved from a vat into individual bottles while it is still fermenting, and then sealed under a crown cap. Bubbles are created when carbon dioxide gas, a byproduct of alcoholic fermentation, gets trapped in the wine. The wine is not filtered and no dosage (sugar) is added, which is why pét-nat is considered more “natural” than other sparkling wine styles, all of which require more human intervention in the wine-making process.

Nynphe matures for 20 months on the lees, after that the sediment is removed with the same technique used  for Champagne (disgorgement)

Donato Giangirolami

Donato has taken over the estate founded by his father Dante in 1956 and today his two daughters Laura and Federica are also involved in the family-run business. Bio since 1993 and grown to 80 hectares,  38 of which are cultivated as vineyard and the rest as orchard (kiwi).

The wines are produced in three vineyards, two within Castelli Romani Doc area and one located in Cori Doc area, all registered in the I.G.T. vineyard registry of Lazio. Red grape vines are cultivated in Borgo Montello (Le Ferriere), where the company’s cellar is also located, while almost all white grape vines are cultivated in Doganella di Ninfa, in Cori DOC area.   Should you fancy a trip to the area, a visit to the beautiful and world renowned Garden of Ninfa is an absolute must.

The production capacity per hectare is reduced thanks to the lack of any kind of forcing method.
The cellar is equipped with modern technology. All the tanks are in stainless steel with exchanger to control the temperature, fermenters aso in stainless steel with Bosio or submerged-cap method.
The press gently extracts the must (0.7 atm), it features a vacuum system and with the aid of inert gas (nitrogen), the grape marc is never in contact with air.

Their logo represents a wind pump, which as Laura explained, was part of the landscape as she grew up on the farm.  An affordable and necessary solution to the irrigation need of an area that may reach 37+ degrees centigrade in the summer.

http://www.donatogiangirolami.it/en_US/

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This unique sparkling wine is straw yellow in appearance, with a fine perlage of lively bubbles, delicate and persistent.On the palate it is dry and elegant with medlar fruit hints and a gentle almond overtone.  The aroma is clean, flowery and slightly citrusy, reflecting the carachteristics of the grechetto grape. A new favourite of Bianca’s, Nynphe Spumante is a very moreish sparkling wine!