Spumante Classic Method, born from a small plot at 600m above sea level. Refine for at least 48 months on the lees in the old ammunition room of the 'Forte delle Benne', an Austro-Hungarian fortress built at the end of the 19th century to defend the Trentino territory, then under the Habsburg rule, from a possible attack by the Kingdom of Italy. At the end of the First World War the fort was conquered by the Italian army and then abandoned. Restoration work began in 2008 and the structure was opened to the public in 2014, becoming a place for exhibitions, theatrical performances, events, guided tours and even tastings.
Tasting notes: structured and fine, the nose recalls ripe fruit, in particular apple but also wildflower honey and aromatic herbs.
Label: the work on the label represents the family crest revisited with the pointillism technique by Viktor Kroell, an Austrian artist now residing in Levico Terme. The monk in his left hand holds 2 intersecting spheres, one white and one black, and symbolize the two brothers who are at the base of Cantina Romanese, Andrea and Giorgio, with totally different personalities but united by the same passion. The upper part of the label represents the profile of the Lagorai peaks, recalling the close link between the wines and the mountain that surrounds the territory.
Pairings: first and second courses based on fish, white meats, cheeses and fried foods.
Available bottles: 974
'ROMANESE' Il Custode del Forte, Brut Trentodoc Riserva
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Alcoholic proof: 12.5%
Aging on the lees: at least 48 months
Service temperature: 6-8 ° C
Bottles produced: 1498