2018 Delsignore Metodo Classio Rosato Extra Brut

Gattinara, Italy

A unique and rare Italian sparkling Nebbiolo, varietal in flavour, and taken to new heights in bubbles form.


Beautiful wine. It’s the bubbles of Nebbiolo that make it really something.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About This Wine

Born from an intuition and passion for this type of wine, this sparkling is produced with 100% Nebbiolo grapes, which by nature and tradition would normally be destined for classical Gattinara DOCG red wines.

The first vintage of this wine was produced in 2011, after having spent a few years testing the method and process to create this style of wine. These trials allowed Stefano to hone his craft and understand how to make Nebbiolo in this style.

Bright pale pink colour with hints of red onion skin; intense perfume, slightly fruity, with notes of bread crust and yeast. On the palate its dry and fresh, with good acidity, a persistent bead and excellent balance, with notes of small red fruits and a delicate bitterness.

About Cantina Delsignore

One of the historic producers in the Gattinara appellation, Cantina Delsignore's roots date back to when Attilio Delsignore, married Elsa Nervi of the Nervi family.

As with the birth of many wineries, the union of families also became a union of their landholdings. here including key vineyards in Valferana and Permolone.

Sadly, Attilio passed away when current custodian (and grandson) Stefano Dorelli was just ten years old, and at the time, no one was available to assume responsibility for the estate. The family mostly sold grapes to other producers but made a small amount of table wine for the family’s consumption. Finally, ten years later, Stefano left his career to return to Gattinara, take control, and revitalise the family estate.

The winemaking here is strictly traditional. Macerations are fairly long, and the Gattinaras are all aged in older, used Botti.

Botti in the Delsignore cellar
Botti in the Delsignore cellar
Gattinara, Italy
Additional Info

From The Producer

HARVEST Harvesting takes place around mid-September, 2/3 weeks earlier than that of Nebbiolo grapes for the production of Gattinara DOCG. in order to guarantee ideal acidity.

VINIFICATION Soft pressing. The first fermentation is in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 16° - 18°C for about 20 days. The second fermentation (presa di spuma) starts in March/April

AGEING With yeast in bottles for not less than 12 months. Remuage sur pupitres: once maturation is completed, the bottles are placed on pupitres and rotated manually each day for about 20-25 days, after which disgorgement takes place. Since this is a Pas Dosè sparkling wine, during the disgorgement, only the same wine is used for topping up, in order to preserve intact the Nebbiolo characteristics

Blend : Nebbiolo (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Stefano Dorelli in his vineyard
Stefano Dorelli in his vineyard
Gattinara, Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Red cherry, aniseed and perfume, pretty smelling wine. Juicy orange and cherry flavour, fine chalky feel, firmness with flesh, light pin-point bubble, length and succulence, and again the perfume wafting about. Beautiful wine. It’s the bubbles of Nebbiolo that make it really something." 94+ points Gary Walsh (Wine Front)


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