Castello di Stefanago "24 Blanc de Blanc" 2019

Riesling / Chardonnay
A sparkling - traditional method white wine from the Oltrepò region of Italy.

Elegant & mineral. Butter & slate.

Tasting Notes

This Blanc de Blanc from Stefanago Estate spends 24 months on the lees.

The colour is pale yellow and the beam is fine.

The nose is rather elegant with notes of buttery patisserie and white flowers. The riesling brings in minerality with a slate note.

On the mouth the 24 months Stefanago is round bready and elegant.

Score 87

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Castello di Stefanago   "24 Blanc de Blanc" 2019
24 Blanc de Blanc (2019) Review
Estate making 24 Blanc de Blanc Estate Castello di Stefanago
24 Blanc de Blanc (2019) Label 24 Blanc de Blanc
Style of 24 Blanc de Blanc Style White & Sparkling - Traditional Method
Country of Castello di Stefanago  Country Italy
Region of Castello di Stefanago  Region Oltrepò
Grape blend of 24 Blanc de Blanc Grapes Riesling, Chardonnay
Vintage of 24 Blanc de Blanc Vintage 2019
My review of 24 Blanc de Blanc Points

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Oltrepò Pavese is located in the north of Italy, close to Milan. It is renowned for its long tradition of wine production, which started during the Roman Empire. This region is bordered by Emilia-Romagna and Piedmont and its vineyards are located mainly on the foothills, where they produce high-quality wines. Oltrepò Pavese has been considered the most traditional wine area of this region for centuries.

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Castello di Stefanago

The Castello di Stefanago winery is a little gem in Oltrepò Pavese. They have been producing wines for generations and since years ago they have chosen to go organic. Not only that, here there is a great attention to the preservation of biodiversity. The vineyards are arranged in small plots, spread throughout 135 hectares of meadows, forests, orchards, and arable farmland. To add to the uniqueness of this winery, the cellars are set in a dramatic XI century castle. At Catello di Stefanago they produce natural wine, where the human intervention in the production are reduced to the minimum. While they bottle reds, whites as well sparkling wines, I am personally love their sparkling wine selection.

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White grape variety

Riesling is a white grape variety native to the Rhine Valley. Riesling is a flowery, almost perfumed grape variety with high acidity and flowery, almost perfumed aromas. It’s used to make white wines that are dry, semi-sweet, sweet, and sparkling. Riesling wines are almost never oaked and are normally varietally pure. Riesling was the world’s 20th most planted variety in 2004, with 48,700 hectares, but it is typically included in the “top three” white wine varieties, alongside Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc, in terms of value for quality wines. Riesling is a terroir-expressive variety, which means that the character of Riesling wines is strongly influenced by the wine’s roots.

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Green-skinned grape variety used in wine production

Chardonnay is a grape variety with a green skin that is used to make white wine. The grape variety originated in eastern France’s Burgundy wine region, but it is now grown all over the world, from England to New Zealand. Growing Chardonnay is seen as a rite of passage for new and emerging wine regions, as well as an easy entry into the international wine market.

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