Papillon Range


Brut - Millesimato
Metodo Classico
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Available from April 2022

Grape variety: Historical Tocai (1944)

Vineyard and production area: Selection of grapes from the historic "Belvedere" vineyard, located on a hilltop in the first limestone-clayey belt of Lake Garda in the municipality of Pozzolengo.

Training system: Row crop with guyot pruning.

Vinification and refinement: Soft pressing of the whole grapes, static decantation of the musts, fermentation at controlled temperature in steel tanks. Refermentation in the bottle with at least 24 months of permanence on the yeasts.

ColorStraw yellow with delicate golden highlights.
BouquetFresh and intense with hints of almond blossom and bitter almond. Hints of aromatic herbs leave room for fragrant notes of bread crust.
TasteHarmonious and balanced with refined fine and persistent perlage well supported by a palpable flavor. Elegant dried fruit background.
Food pairingslt perfectly matches appetizers especially the ones based on fish and raw seafood. Excellent at the end of a meal to accompany desserts, especially dry ones.
Serving temperature 6/8 °C

Prizes and Awards

Wine to be released in April 2022

Unique for 8 reasons

  1. The Variety
    The variety known as "Tocai" has been historically present in the Garda area for a long time. There are very few sparkling wines made from this variety and this is the only one made on Lake Garda.
  2. History of the plants
    There are 620 plants dated 1944 for a unique production of great prestige. The production is therefore cannot be increased but is already determined.
  3. Location
    We are located on Belvedere hill in Pozzolengo. The vineyard is an open-air window on Lake Garda and the peninsula of Sirmione. A distinct and unrepeatable context with an extraordinary microclimate.
  4. Classic Method
    Sparkling wine with refermentation in the bottle for 24 months. Our Millesimato, for an even more exclusive prestige to seal the best Italian sparkling wine tradition.
  5. Ottone Tinti
    A man of one piece, one of those special men of the 1800s, all work and family. Daniele's progenitor, of few words but long views.
    Hottone is dedicated to him, a constant inspiration for the work of the Malavasi winery.
  6. Aging
    It takes place in a lake owned by the company in Magnacavallo (Mn), formerly the ancient course of the Po river. On an 8-meter deep lake the bottles rest at a temperature ranging between 10 and 15°C.
  7. Natural batonnage
    Bottles spend 17 months near the bottom of the river, cradled by a slight wave motion created by the underground water table which activates a sort of natural batonnage.
  8. Strictly numbered selection
    Each bottle is strictly numbered.
    There are 1151 bottles of 0.75 lt and 755 magnums. The sale is reserved to the customers who are members of the Wine Club as well as to prestigious wine shops, 5 star hotels and starred Michelin Restaurants.