La Versa Testarossa DOCG (750ml)
La Versa is located in Northern Italy’s Oltrepò Pavese region, in the province of Pavia, Lombardia, south of the river Po. A key grape of the region is Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir) which has adapted well to this area’s soil and climate and is used to produce characterful reds and elegant refined traditional method sparkling wines.
In over one hundred years of production, La Versa has remained true to the original idea of its founder Cesare Gustavo Faravelli who, together with the first 22 shareholders, decided on 21 May 1905 to make top-quality wines able to embody the characteristics of the best grapes in his home region. This cooperative winery has been focused on respect for the territory, producing quality grapes and wine. The company has steadily grown over the years to include more shareholders and farmers always focused on quality. Today, La Versa is now a well-known brand due to its sparkling wines which they began producing in the 1930s. In fact, it was their Gran Spumante Brut produced in 1935 that was the first traditional method Italian sparkling wine.
Creamy white mousse, with a thin, continuous, persistent bead. Bright straw yellow colour, with a very distinct aroma and a fragrance of currant jam, toasted hazelnut and bay leaf. A soft yet fresh and lively flavour, very well-balanced, with a pleasant finish of small ripe fruits that really lingers in the mouth.
Testarossa is a captivating sparkling wine that has been produced by La Versa since 1989. This traditional method sparkling wine is made from Pinot Nero grapes from the Val Versa valley. Testarossa remains in contact with its own fermentation yeasts for no less than 36 months after harvest, before disgorging, followed by another month in the bottle, before packaging. This formula has always been used for the finest La Versa cuvée.