||White sparkling classic method brut
||Pavia, 572 A.D. It’s Easter eve and Alboin, king of the Longobards, finally conquered the city after a terrible 3 years’ siege. The people of Pavia, fearing his ruthless vengeance, tried to gain favour with the new king giving him gold, jewels and 12 beautiful virgins as gifts. An old baker added a dove-shaped cake to the gifts. Being Easter time, he begged the king to be merciful with the citizens and to respect the doves, symbols of peace. Alboin consented to the strange request of the old baker, but soon became aware of the trick: when he kept asking the name of the virgins, they all replied “My name’s Dove”. Even if fooled, Alboin kept the promise.
||Montecalvo Versiggia (PV)
||Altitude: 350 m. a.s.l. Exposure: North-West.
||Once harvested, the grapes are bought in small baskets to our cellar where they are softly pressed to extract only the best aromas.
||9 m onths on the yeasts in temperature controlled cellar. Disgorging à la glace is done by us.
||Excellent as a pre-meal drink, it is perfect with finger food and sushi.
||Price Calatroni Inganno 572 Brut € 10.62