92 - Wine Enthusiast
When the trip is as important as the destination, when terroir is made of persons, when patience is the main characteristic you have Kaskal, the name that we have chosen for our classic method obtained by the tips of Nebbiolo bunches. In ancient Sumeric language it means “The way to the king”: a way to explore the high potential of a noble vine, a walk made of cares, hopes, pauses to reach the best quality.
TERRAIN On average clayey and calcareous, with a strong marl presence.
IN THE VINEYARD mid September, hand picking, only by the tips of the grape.
IN THE CELLAR Classic Method, extra brut, 45 months on the lees. Malolactic does not occur.
YEAST Selected yeasts from Castelli private collection.
TASTING NOTES The color takes you into the extraordinary: yellow, but with strong bronze nouances that gives to the wine the sense of richness and structure. Fine perlage, elegant and persistent.
Fascinating and complex nose: fresh of bread and mature of aging meeting a light aroma of bark. Chamomille, honey, figs, tobacco and hydrocarbons slowly enrich the bouquet.
At the palate sapidity and structure are in perfect balance, materic and mineral, with the acidic part from the tips that leads the taste progression, from tannic references to salted notes, feelings of a great volume. The final is rewawrding, sweet, fat, from the 45 months on the lees. Great!
SERVING TEMPERATURE 8 °C
PAIRINGS Alone or with all kind of food. Always.