V.S.Q. Vino Spumante di Qualità (Quality Sparkling Wine) brut

BOLLENERE

NERELLO MASCALESE VINIFIED AS A WHITE WINE WITH A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF NATIVE SICILIAN WHITE GRAPES
Aged on the lees for at least 6 months

Discover the Volcano’s energy
in the Blanc de Noir’s exuberance

Bollenere is a versatile modern interpretation of a Nerello Mascalese bubbly.
Its long lees-ageing gives it aromatic complexity while maintaining the fragrance of the noble native variety.
Enjoy it with those you love: it makes any occasion special.

IN THE VINEYARD

TERRAIN

Vineyards in the highest zones on the east side of the Volcano, on sandy soils of volcanic origin, with wide temperature variations from day to night.

TRAINING SYSTEM

Cordon training.

HARVEST

The Nerello Mascalese grapes are picked by hand in mid-September, before they are fully ripe, to preserve their zesty acidity and moderate sugar content.

VINE AGE

5-15 years.

QUANTITY PER HECTARE

80-90 quintals (8000-9000 kg) per ha.

IN THE WINERY

Vinification: using the technique for vinifying red grapes as white wine, a gentle whole-bunch pressing is followed by first fermentation at low temperatures. The second fermentation follows the Italian (Martinotti-Charmat) method.

Ageing: the wine remains on its lees for at least 6 months.

TASTING NOTES

Bollenere is straw-yellow with a fine, persistent mousse and aromas of white flowers and bread. Creamy fizz and good body complete this wine, whose freshness expresses all the energy of the Volcano’s soil.

COLOUR

Straw-yellow with fine, persistent mousse.

NOSE

Intense scents of white flowers and persistent bready aromas.

STRUCTURE

Very fresh, good body, creamy fizz.

IN ITALY AND WORLD-WIDE

AWARDS

Nothing great in this world has been achieved without passion (G.W.F. Hegel)

Here are the awards this label has won, the results of a profession we have been passionate about for five generations.

GUIDA AI VINI DELL’ETNA – Cronache di gusto 2021ITA Particolare lo spumante Metodo Martinotti Bollenere Brut, prodotto da uve Nerello Mascalese più un 5% di varietà a bacca bianca, mostra un naso fragrante di agrumi, ribes, fragola, frutta a polpa bianca e un cenno di fiori gialli. Al palato ha un gusto intenso, freschezza, scorrevolezza e sapidità.

ENG Particular the sparkling wine Metodo Martinotti Bollenere Brut. Produced from Nerello Mascalese grapes plus a 5% white grape variety, it shows a fragrant nose of citrus, currant, strawberry, white-pulp fruit and a hint of yellow flowers. On the palate it has an intense taste, freshness, smoothness and flavor.

Argento 91 ptDECANTER 2020
90 pt.5starwine – Vinitaly International 2020

83 pt.Guida PROSIT – ONAV 2019

AT TABLE

FOOD PAIRING

A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine (Anthelme Brillat-Savarin)

Bollenere is a versatile wine for drinking with any food, and particularly suitable as an accompaniment for typical Sicilian dishes. It really brings out the flavour of white-fleshed fruits, prickly pears and delicate desserts.