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SottoSopra Spumante Brut
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SottoSopra Spumante Brut

DOC Ticino, Brivio, 2010

750 ml
Grape variety: Pinot noir
Producer: Brivio / Gialdi
Origin: Switzerland / Tessin / Sottoceneri
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Article nr. 60155710
Grape variety: Pinot noir
Producer: Brivio / Gialdi
Origin: Switzerland / Tessin / Sottoceneri
Other vintages:


A brilliant greenish-golden yellow. The bead is fine and intense with persistent bubbles. The bouquet is fresh and complex with floral notes of white fruit and aromas of peach and pear. Notes of brioche evoking a fresh yeastiness complete the nose. On palate the wine is fresh and expansive with a harmonious elegance graced by a long, dry balanced finish.


Origin: Switzerland / Tessin / Sottoceneri
Grape variety: Pinot noir
Maturity: 2 to 12 years
Serving temperature: 8 to 10 °C
Vinification: fully destemmed, fermentation in steel tank, pressed carefully and immediately
Maturation: on the yeast
Maturation duration: 32 months
Volume: 12.5 %


Switzerland – A small country with enormous diversity

Switzerland is famous for its banks, watches, and cheese, but not necessarily for its wine. The Swiss didn't invent wine, but they have been extremely open and curious to it. Wine culture arrived in what is now modern Switzerland via several routes: from Marseilles to Lake Geneva and the Lower Valais region; from the Aosta Valley through the Great St. Bernard Pass to the rest of Valais; from the Rhone through Burgundy, across the Jura Mountains to Lake Constance; and from Lombardy to Ticino, and then on to Grisons.



Ticino: the Merlot Mecca of Switzerland

Ticino winegrowing is thought to date from Roman times, as early as 2000 years ago. But the foundation for today’s viticulture was laid just over 100 years ago, in 1907. It was then that the first Merlot vines were planted at Castelrotto in Malcantone. Since then, the variety has emerged triumphant here. Top selections matured in barriques more than measure up to those from Bordeaux’s Saint-Émilion or Pomerol regions.

Grape varieties

Pinot noir

Blueprint of the terroir

No other variety expresses its terroir as precisely as Pinot noir. It is a sensitive, fragile grape. But when it succeeds, it gives the world some of its very greatest wine plants. It especially excels in Burgundy, where it has been cultivated for at least 700 years. Even in the middle ages, it was considered so precious that it was kept separate from other grapes so as to not diminish its value. The finest examples are delicate and fragrant with aromas of cherries and red berries. With maturity, notes of forest floor, leather and truffles enter as well. An irresistible fruity sweetness still shines through, even after several decades. The Pinot noir does well in cool locations: in Switzerland and in Germany, where it is known as Blauburgunder and Spätburgunder respectively; in Alsace and in South Tyrol, in Oregon, New Zealand and Tasmania. Not least, it yields fantastic champagnes. It is a wonderful culinary companion. With its soft tannins and charming bouquet, it meshes with everything, from Güggeli and cheeses to fried fish.