Castello di Stefanago "48 Ancestrale Bianco" 2016

100% Pinot noir
A sparkling - naturally sparkling white wine from the Oltrepò region of Italy.

Evolved & elegant. Yeast & yogurt.

Tasting Notes

48 Ancestrale Bianco from Stefanago estate has a beautiful pink golden colour.

On the nose it’s evolved and elegant with notes of tapanade and yeast, yogurt and bread.

The mouth is very round, almost sweet despite the mere 3 grams of residual sugar per liter.

The finish is very elegant and long.

Score 90

My score / points

Castello di Stefanago   "48 Ancestrale Bianco" 2016
48 Ancestrale Bianco (2016) Review
Estate making 48 Ancestrale Bianco Estate Castello di Stefanago
48 Ancestrale Bianco (2016) Label 48 Ancestrale Bianco
Style of 48 Ancestrale Bianco Style White & Sparkling - Naturally Sparkling
Country of Castello di Stefanago  Country Italy
Region of Castello di Stefanago  Region Oltrepò
Grape blend of 48 Ancestrale Bianco Grapes Pinot noir
Vintage of 48 Ancestrale Bianco Vintage 2016
My review of 48 Ancestrale Bianco Points

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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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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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Pinot noir

Red wine grape variety

Pinot noir is a type of red wine grape that belongs to the Vitis vinifera genus. It’s also probable that the name refers to wines produced mainly from Pinot noir grapes. The name comes from the words “pine” and “black” in French. The name pine refers to the grape variety’s tightly clustered, pine cone-shaped fruit bunches.

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