The classic method sparkling wine of Nicola Gatta “Quattrocento 40 Lune” is an Extra Brut obtained from a Chardonnay and Pinot Nero grapes grown in biodynamics. Base wines are not filtered or clarified. Refermentation in the bottle and long aging on the lees for about 40 months
About an hour east of the cosmopolitan metropolis of Milan are the villages of Gussago and Cellatico atop an undulating chain of limestone hills. Technically speaking, this is the heart of Franciacorta, a region long celebrated for the production of classic method sparkling wines. However, it is also a region that has struggled to find fame and position in the market, often trailing in the shadow of its more celebrated French counterparts.
It is on these limestone hills that the young Nicola Gatta quickly consolidated his reputation as a serious winemaker, choosing to surpass the homogeneous standards and myriad restrictions of Franciacorta DOCG, in search of purity, soul and individuality in his wines.
Its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vineyards never undergo chemical treatments, except for a few sprays of copper and sulfur during the season. The aging time for each of his wines is dictated by the lunar cycles (not months or years). His range of wines is truly an exploration of the specificity of the site and of a person willing to let his land and grapes do the talking.