Colombo Cascina Pastori

Alta Langa Rosè Riserva Docg – Brut.

Grapes used: 100% of Pinot Noir grapes, already selected in the vineyard, harvested by hand in small boxes and exclusively originated from vineyards cultivated in Bubbio, in the Asti district, from Cascina Pastori in hills 250 meters above sea level.

Vineyards age: 8-9 years

Breeding system: Guyot

Planting density: 5200 plants per hectare (ha)

Yield: 65 quintals per hectare (ha)

Grapes yield into wine: 50%

Production technique: the harvest is followed by a very soft pressing.
The must is subjected to a static clarification and subsequently to fermentation at a controlled temperature (12-13 ° C) in stainless steel tanks.
The second fermentation occurs in the bottle according to the classic method for about 40-50 days in the cool underground cellars of Cascina Pastori, followed by permanence on the lees for a minimum period of 36 months.
Traditional riddling on pupitres and disgorging à la glace.
The following is an ideal period of aging in the bottle.

Characteristics
Color: onion skin pink, fine and very persistent perlage.

Bouquet: intense, determined, deep and elegantly enveloping, mineral aromas reminiscent of talc and powder, typical Pinot Noir notes of raspberry, red currant, red spring flowers.

Taste: well balanced between body and freshness, excellent in structure, silky and harmonious perlage in the mouth, it shows an interesting flavor and minerality, soft and not aggressive dosage, excellent persistence.

Alcohol: 12.50% vol.

Total acidity: 6.98 g / l

Dry extract: 19,40 g / l

Serving temperature: 6-8° C

Winemaker comment: Riccardo Cotarella
The result of a rigorous and passionate work in the vineyard and in the cellar.
The temperature changes that occur in the Bubbio hills represent a precious asset that gives energy to the grapes and freshness to the base wine.
The long permanence on the lees completes the work, awarding fullness and character, respecting balance and elegance.

First year of production: 2011

Available formats: 0,75 lt. – 1.5 liters.