Tenuta Il Bosco Oltrenero Cuvee Brut
Oltrep Pavese is the land that lies just beyond the river P, one if Italy’s most important rivers, in the north-west Italian region of Lombardy. Oltrep Pavese DOCG Metodo Classico (traditional method for sparkling wine production) is a specific denomination, reserved for the finest sparkling wines of Italy. Made with 100% Pinot Noir, this world-class sparkling wine is in the same class as the best Blanc de Noirs of France. It has subtle undertones of toasted bread, white flowers and pleasant hints of citrus. Fresh with focused minerality, it is an excellent aperitif and pairs well with cured meats, risotto, sushi, ceviche or grilled chicken. COMMENTARY: The Tenuta Il Bosco Oltrenero Brut is elegant, refined, and beautifully balanced. TASTING NOTES: This wine exhibits lively beads that lead into palate flavors of light minerality and a suggestion of ripe fruit and nuttiness. Pair it with grilled white fish. (Tasted: July 9, 2020, San Francisco, CA) Aromas of hawthorn, fleshy white-stone fruit, strawberry and a yeasty whiff of pastry dough form the nose. Bright and tangy, the palate offers apricot, yellow apple and orange zest alongside crisp acidity and a lively, refined mousse.