Spumante Metodo Classico D.O.C.G Alta Langa
This spumante comes from marl and clay-sandy soil, in a precious area of “Alta Langa”, which Azienda Agricola Giribaldi became part of in 2013. In this area, for over a century, is where the pinot Nero e Chardonnay are grown to produce Spumante, which according to the piemontese tradition, is strictly produced using the metodo classico of the refermentation in the bottle.
In 2001 the winery starts to produce “Organic” wines from their vineyards and in 2004 gets the first Organic Certification with Ecogruppo Italia. The Spumante is one of their Organic wines but only from 2015 vintage it will have the Organic into onto the label.
VINE AND PLANTING
The vineyards of Pinot Nero (60%) and Chardonnay (40%)are located in Rodello at an altitude of 510 and 580 meters above sea level.
Harvesting has made manually in the period of late August-early September. The grapes are gently pressed. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 13-14° C for 28 days. Here the wine remains for some months and during this time we make one batonages a week. In March/April we prepare the wine for the second fermentation in the bottle that will last about 60 days. The wine is refined with its lees for a minimum of 30 months keeping the bottles horizontally in a undergroud room of the cellar. Following the bottles can be placed on pupitres for manual riddling, careful preparation and essential for the final disgorgement “ a la glace”
CARACTERISTICS OF THE WINE
A bright yellow color. Aromatic on the nose, elegant and powerfull. Hints of dry fruit and honey. Fine bead of tiny, lingering bubbles and attractively dry, savoury palate.. A long citrus finish.
Excellent as an aperitif, or throughout a meal.