Ermes Pavese NV 'Esprit Fou' Vino Bianco Frizzante Col Fondo

Ermes Pavese NV 'Esprit Fou' Vino Bianco Frizzante Col Fondo

Item Number: 16068

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Valle d'Aosta
Sub Region: Valle d'Aosta
Appellation/AVA: Valle d'Aosta DOC
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Prie Blanc
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Sandy glacial moraines

Ermes’s son Nathan came on board full-time at the family winery several years ago, and—in addition to making the most delicious potato chips we’ve ever encountered from their farm’s high-altitude Alpine potatoes—he is indulging in a bit of thoughtful experimentation in the cellar, finding new registers of expression for the indigenous Prié Blanc variety. Take, for instance, Esprit Fou—a pétillant naturel (or, in Italian, col fondo—both French and Italian are spoken in this border zone) for which Nathan bottles fermenting Prié Blanc and allows the natural yeasts to finish digesting the remaining sugars, thereby turning them into bubbles. The result, dry but creamy, bursts with Alpine herbs, and its exuberant mousse is still undergirded by a savory stoniness that echoes through all the family’s wines.