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Anima Brut Rosé Pas Operé VSQ - 2014

Cà del Vént

4.20 / 5.0

Type
rose sparkling, brut
Region
Vino (IT), Italy
Vintage
2014
Disgorged
2019-01-18
On lees
45 months
Grapes
Pinot Noir
Alcohol
13
Sugar
1.6
Price
1690 UAH, 1477 UAH
Cellar
not available
Cà del Vént Anima Brut Rosé Pas Operé VSQ 2014

The base wine for this rosé spent 7 months in French oak 225 litres Taransaud barriques. The second fermentation started with the addition of grape sugar. Overall, it spent 45 months on lees. After the disgorgement, sparkling VSQ is filled ONLY with wine from other bottles belonging to the same lot, without adding sugar or any liqueur d'expedition. This is what Cà del Vént means by Pas Operé (unprocessed). Not to confuse with Pas dosé - no added sugar.

As far as I understand, the label depicts cracks on the granite block. They occur by the procedures used to quarry the stone.

Ratings

4.10 / 5.0750 ml@One Tea Tree · Classy Bubbles Vol. 2

This wine is clearly overshadowed by De Sousa. But I still enjoyed it almost as much as the previous time. Intense and complex bouquet of baked red apple, caramel, brioche, grapefruits, and nuts. Long and delicious aftertaste with some mineral touch. It was nice to share my last bottle with others.

Wine #8 on Classy Bubbles Vol. 2 event.

4.20 / 5.0750 ml@Wix Kyiv Office · Sin Titulo

I am a simple person. A glass of Cà del Vént wine makes me happy. And it's an incredible rosé sparkling. Intense, complex and deep. Notes of red apple, red berries, grapefruits, brioche, caramel, and nuts. Long and persistent aftertaste with some nice mineral touch. Great value.

Wine #6 on Sin Titulo event.

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.