Marche Wines

LH2 Extra Brut

Grape varieties

Verdicchio 65%, Chardonnay 35%

First year of production


Area of production

Marche, Castelli di Jesi

After a few years of experimentation, with trials of vinification and “pris de mousse” with different varieties and blends, Umani Ronchi released its first Metodo Classico EXTRA BRUT in 2011. The use of grapes coming from different areas allows to exalt the uniquiness of the terroir, which is the best plots of the “Classic” area of the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi. Produced from Verdicchio and Chardonnay grapes, the cuvée is matured in both stainless steel vats and tonneaux to reach a wider aromatic complexity. Completed the “tirage”, the ageing period on lees for 30 months gives a characterful, deep and extremely appealing wine.

general characteristics

The vineyards are between eight and thirty years old, trained in the Guyot system and located on the hill slopes at about 200-350 meters a.s.l, on both sides of the Esino valley. The soils go back to pleiocene‐pleistocene formations and are characterised by very deep, medium‐calcareous loams. The vineyard yields never exceed 7 tons per hectare.
Vineyards details
The grapes are picked by hand and collected in boxes. Normally it takes place in two stages: the Chardonnay harvest is around mid-August while the Verdicchio one at the end of the same month. Depending on the climatic conditions, every vintage we choose the grape which are showing the right balance between the sugar and acidity level: sugars must not be above 15°‐16° BABO, whereas the acidity must be around 9‐10 gr/lt.
After a soft pressing, the free‐run juice is rapidly chilled down and undergoes a cold settling. The alcoholic fermentation of the Chardonnay takes place in steel tanks and is followed by a fining time in French oak barrels for 8 months, whereas the Verdicchio ferments and ages for 10 months in steel tanks. Later on the wines are blended for starting the process of the "pris de mousse", which lasts 2 months at a temperature controlled. The ageing time in the bottle lasts for 30 months and gives the characteristic aroma originating from the contact and autolysis of the yeasts. After the disgorgement the Spumante rests for further 2‐3 months before the release. Residual sugar is 3,9 gr/lt.
75 cl / 1.5 litre bottles

winemaker's notes

Bright straw yellow colour with fine and persistent perlage and perfume of great elegance. The bouquet is typically floral and fruity, with fragrances of bergamot and mandarin combined to herbal aromas. Slightly perceivable delicates and harmonic scents deriving from the ageing in contact with the yeasts. On the palate is creamy and pleasantly effervescent, the long finish shows a good minerality with fresh notes of dry fruit.

Tasting Suggestion

Serving glass

Flute with broader body and a narrower top edge to allow adequate oxygenation and development of complex and tertiary aromas typical of the Metodo Classico sparkling wines, without compromising the evolution of the perlage.


Ideally served with fish based dishes, shellfish and sushi.

Ideal serving temperature


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Umani Ronchi wines can be ordered directly from the Wine shop for dispatch to anywhere in the world. We accept bookings and purchases by telephone or e-mail.
+39 071 7108716

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