Metodo Classico Brut Mg09 Marco Gozzi Magnum
MG09 is a Traditional Classic Method Sparkling wine born from the union of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Verdicchio grapes.The result a wonderful sparkling wine that joins the freshness and elegance of Chardonnay with the tipicity, structure and minerality of Verdicchio.The vineyards are located 300 meteres above sea level in Marche region in the province of Pesaro. The hand-harvesting is done Middle/end of august in small cases, than 50% ferment in stainless- steel tanks and 50% in barrels, only a part of the wine goes through the malolactic fermentation. Refined cane sugar and yeast are added to the base wine in the bottle that rested on their lees for at least 24 months.During disgorging a dosage of 6 gr/l of sugar is add to the sparkling wine.
Marco Gozzi is a very young guy, born and grown up in Modena where a wine without bubbles is not considered a wine. He's passion come from when he was a child and he used to bottled sparkling wine with his father and his uncle.
After the Agricultural high school, he continued his study at the University of Bologna at the department of Viticulture and Enology, than he worked in a famous sparkling region of Italy called Franciacorta at the winery Bellavista.
After the graduation he worked in Germany during the harvest than he landed in Australia, California, South Africa and finally in New Zealand to know better different thinking about sparkling wines.
When he came back from his experiences all over the world he decided to stop in the Marche region, he felt in love with this land and he choose to mix Verdicchio grapes which is the king of the whites in this region with Chardonnay which is the king of Traditional Classic Method sparkling wine.
In 2009 he started his own project of sparkling wine which represent his passion for sparkling wines refermented in the bottle: MG09, his expression of Traditional Classic Method 24 months on the lees, the first in the province of Pesaro. A very elegant wine with a great character.
"I realized that vines need to be respected and understood, because you can't make a good wine without a good grape".
Future projects? A Traditional Classic Method 60 months on the lees made only in the best vintages.