Clean a zucchini, cut it into small pieces and boil it in salted water. At the end of cooking, drain the zucchini and put it in the bowl of the minipimer adding oil, a cup of cold water and blend until it becomes a cream. Keep it aside. Cut the remaining zucchini into...
SPARKLING WINE PINOT NERO BRUT CHARMAT DOC RISERVA DEGLI ISIMBARDI
The Pinot Noir Brut Charmat DOC Riserva degli Isimbardi from the Isimbarda winery is a sparkling wine made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes. A sparkling wine with delicate, dry characteristics and a very fresh character. Characterised by a shyness on the nose, it is linear in the mouth with a finish on slightly more intense, citrus and mineral notes.
The Pinot Nero Brut Charmat DOC sparkling wine is characterised by a pleasant straw-yellow colour. Its bouquet is delicate and characterised by light notes of yeast. It is quite soft initially but then tends to open up, offering fruity hints of apple, pear, almond and plum.
Pinot Nero Brut Charmat DOC sparkling wine is an excellent wine to be enjoyed on its own or accompanied only with breadsticks. It is a very pleasant sparkling wine, one can appreciate its very fine perlage. Light, fresh, savoury and creamy, harder notes emerge towards the end of the tasting and its mineral and citrus aftertaste can be perceived.
It can also be enjoyed very well as an aperitif, paired with a platter of cured meats and cheeses. We recommend choosing cured charcuterie with mild flavours such as Prosciutto Cotto, Porchetta with herbs, Spicy Lard or Cooked Salami.
As far as cheese is concerned, it is preferable to enjoy it with mildly flavoured products such as a Primo sale, salted Ricotta or Parmigiano Reggiano DOP, which is the exception to the rule.
We suggest drinking it while enjoying a dish of cold pasta or a fish- or white meat-based dish. As regards serving temperature, it is ideal to serve it at 5° / 6°C in a Burgundy chalice or in the classic half flûte.
WINERY AND VINEYARD
The production area where the vineyards that give rise to this wine grow is characterised by silty, clayey and calcareous soil. The vineyards owned by the company extend for about four hectares between the municipalities of Santa Giulietta and Mornico Losana, in the province of Pavia. To be precise, they are located at an altitude of 350 metres above sea level and have an east-west exposure. In terms of planting density, each hectare of land is covered with approximately 6,000 vines. The Isimbarda winery is historically linked to the history of the Lombard family of the Marquises Isimbardi, who became tenants of the commune of Santa Giulietta in Pavia at the end of the 17th century. The family was very dedicated to viticulture and in 1991 the Isimbardi winery was taken over by Luigi Meroni. With great passion, he undertook to renovate the vineyards, respecting the impact on the landscape, and to care for them in order to maintain quality viticulture and keep the territory intact. The production technique involves an initial fermentation phase in temperature-controlled steel tanks. This is followed by fermentation for a period of ten days at a temperature of 17°C. It then undergoes an ageing period of about six months in autoclaves on the lees. This is the technique known as 'long charmat', which gives the wine its softness and plumpness.
For asparagus Cut the asparagus into julienne strips. Place them in a bowl and add 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, the juice of half a lemon, salt and mix. For the dressing In a bowl add the low-fat yogurt, 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, salt and...
Mix flour and beer, and dip the zucchini flowers in the batter. In the meatime, heat oil in a deep pan and, once it has reached the temperature of 180°, place the battered zucchini flowers in it. Once they start to golden, take them out and place them on absorbing...