Our Score: 94
It doesn't happen often to taste such an elegant sparkling wine. Made by Nicola Chiaromonte with the Ancestral method, -second fermentation in the bottle like Champagne and Metodo classico, but without adding new yeasts, sugar or any dosage).
It is intense, persistent, long and subtle. The bubbles are fine, not so numerous (as it should be in Ancestral sparkling wine). Wild strawberries and raspberries at the nose, some scent of croissant not too strong and a touch of citrus integrate well with a floral note of candied violets and dry red flowers.
Grapes: Pinot Noir, Primitivo
Pairing: It is great with any fish. It can be a whole-meal sparkling wine. I particularly recommend pairing it with a sesame-coated tuna steak, halibut with mango sauce, or wild salmon and pomegranate mayo.