The creation of the Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Clasicco DOCG led to a debate which identified rosé as a real strong point. This wine is emblematic of the region, the grape variety and the noblest sparkling wine making method, all at the same time. The decision to make a rosé united the very individual nature of this bubbly together with the value of naturalness (lightly crushing Pinot Noir naturally generated a pinkish-coloured must), therefore the Consorzio Tutela Vini Oltrepò Pavese decided to reinforce it by endowing it with an immediately recognisable brand for the consumer, ‘Cruasé’. ‘Cruasé’, (from ‘cru’ and rosé) defines the traditional method rosé made from Pinot Noir grapes in Oltrepò Pavese and today this product distinguishes the area from other traditional method sparkling wine-making areas, both in Italy and abroad. It is made as ‘Brut’, ‘Extrabrut’ and ‘Brut Nature’ and rests on the lees for at least 18 months; ideal with all courses of a meal, excellent with appetisers and finger food or as an original and seductive aperitif.

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