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Memoria Brut Pas Operé VSQ - 2014

Cà del Vént

4.06 / 5.0

white sparkling, brut
Vino (IT), Italy
On lees
44 months
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
1790 UAH
not available
Cà del Vént Memoria Brut Pas Operé VSQ 2014


3.90 / 5.0750 ml@Andrii Sierkov · Home Party Vol. 5

Opening a wine past its prime can indeed be bittersweet, yet it seems this experience still held some charm. The lack of fruit in the bouquet, while indicative of its age, is compensated by rich, earthy aromas of a damp cellar and mushrooms, with an intriguing note of pudding. The once-vibrant nose has mellowed to subtle whispers of dried pears.

On the palate, the wine retains good acidity, but this isn't enough to counterbalance the loss of structure and equilibrium over time. Despite these shortcomings, the wine retains a level of complexity and intrigue, offering a unique tasting experience that provides insight into its evolution. While it may not showcase the wine in its prime, there’s still a certain enjoyment in tasting its matured, more subdued character.

Wine #3 on Home Party Vol. 5 event.

4.10 / 5.0750 ml@101 Bar

As delicious as ever. Some say that it begins to fade away, but IMO it's still alive and kicks. Multilayered, intense and complex. High acidity, almost perfectly balanced. Baked apple, pickles, wet matches, nuts, honey, ginger, toast and citrus.

4.20 / 5.0750 ml@Wix Kyiv Office · Classy Bubbles: Taste the Yeast

Constantly delivers. Wonderful table wine (!). Charming bouquet full of nuts, baked apples, soaked apples, honey, ginger, citrus and toast. Complex, and demanding. Well balanced, right volume, tasty with long and flavourful aftertaste. Definitely one of my favourite traditional sparkling wines. And great value, btw.

Wine #5 on Classy Bubbles: Taste the Yeast event.

4.10 / 5.0750 ml@Wix Kyiv Office

Tasted as part of Divych Vechir.

Beautiful wine. Tasting again in almost a year and it become even better. Sea breeze, cream, dough, mildew (in a very good way), marzipan, baked apples, ginger. Sophisticated, expressive, delicious but friendly and approachable. I agree with people who say that it lacks acidity to achieve perfection. Definitely great alternative to Champagne, good QPR. Hope to taste other wines from this range.

4.00 / 5.0750 ml

Very cool traditional style sparkling that decided to drop Franciacorta DOCG from the label. Powerful and rich nose, with oxidative notes, apple tart, honey. Well balanced, but lacks freshness (just a tiny bit). I am very happy to witness great effort.

Cà del Vént

Cà del Vént has a humble story that officially started in 1994. With no equipment, just in the garage, they handcrafted 5 barrels of Clavis, red wine from autochthonous varieties. It was made just for personal consumption. As they admitted, likely due more to luck than actual ability, their first wine, Clavis 1996, turned out to be incredible.

Only in 2001 did they buy a small pneumatic press to vinify the first 2000 bottles of Franciacorta. Yet they didn't like the result as the wine lacked elegance and the oak flavours were too obvious and heavy.

After gaining experience, the property reaches 6.5 hectares merging some neighbouring vineyards. And so they move from an amateur to a small winery.

As you might know, to be allowed to write any designation like Franciacorta DOCG, you have to pass an evaluation by the tasting commission. In 2015 Cà del Vént was rejected because its wines did not suit the appellation standards. Formally commission said that these wines are too rich and complex. Since then Cà del Vént is not bound by any restrictions other than its own. High standards, and a strong identity made by the soil and the season.