On Attend Les Invités – Riserva Roncolino
Cheeky, superb, exclusive
On Attend Les Invités Riserva Roncolino is Luretta's sparkling wine excellence. A Traditional Method 100% Pinot Noir, this multifaceted wine materializes only in the best vintages, after 8 years of careful aging on lees.
Two little mice fell into a bucket of cream. The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned. The second mouse, wouldn’t quit. He struggled so hard that eventually he churned that cream into butter and crawled out. Gentlemen, as of this moment, I am that second mouse.
- – Steven Spielberg, Catch Me If You Can
It’s not enough to follow the rules of the Traditional Method to create excellence. We figured this out in the early 2000s, when we immersed ourselves in a long process of experimentation to try to overcome the limits of what we believed to be possible.
No vine, technique, or machinery seemed able to fulfill our vision, until we invested in a strip of land in the Nure Valley with ideal characteristics for this project. With is highly calcareous soil, the historic land known as Roncolino is hit late by the sun and returns to the shade earlier than its surroundings.
A long-aging Traditional Method Pinot Noir could only be born here, in one of the most important crus of the region. A land with a mineral heart that was difficult to work with and had to be won over with time and patience. 2007 was the first vintage to reach our expectations. Since then, only three vintages have seen the light of day.