The ULTRA Brut Nature is the winery’s flagship sparkling wine. It’s balanced with tightly woven aromas from apple peel to gooseberries, plus red fruit and creamy notes. Lifted by the spiciness of the lees, where it’s allowed to rest longer than any other BARTH sparkling wine, it has a firm presence in the glass with a long, fine perlage.
The base wine, a Pinot Noir Blanc de Noir, comes from the 2014 vintage. Prepared with traditional bottle fermentation, this Brut Nature lies on lees for 72 months before it’s riddled by hand, disgorged, a process that it not followed with dosage. This long lees maturation gives it fullness, a fine yeasty flavor, and phenolic contours. It was matured in large oak barrels to give it additional richness and weight.
With its power and intensity, the ULTRA Brut Nature pairs well with tangy, flavorful dishes like Vitello Tonnato, for example, but also rich Saltimbocca or a Cordon Bleu recipes.