The grapes come from the vineyards of Serralunga d’Alba: an east-exposed hill, characterized by soils composed of white clay with layers of chalky sand.
COMPOSITION OF THE CUVÉE: 100% Pinot Noir
PRODUCTION METHOD: WINE-MAKING PROCESS – After being harvested in small crates of about 20 kg, the grapes are immediately transferred to the cellar and poured directly into the presses. A soft and delicate pressing extracts about 50% of the yield in grape must. The must is then transferred into temperature-controlled tanks, where it stays for 24 hours and where decanting allows the coarser parts to deposit on the bottom of the tank and to be separated from the limpid part by a subsequent racking operation.
AGEING PROCESS – At this point, the must begins fermenting in steel tanks. Fermentation lasts about 20 days, maintaining temperatures between 18 and 20°C. After the fermentation, the wine ages on its lees until the following spring. In May, the wine is ready for a second fermentation, in the bottle, followed by further ageing on the lees for a good 36 months in a cool and dark environment, as per the traditions of Spumante Metodo Classico.
ALCOHOLIC PERCENTAGE: 12% vol.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 6-8° C
AVAILABLE SIZE: Lt. 0,75
TASTING NOTES: In the glass it has a straw-yellow colour with light golden reflections and a fine, persistent perlage that contributes to enhancing the aromas of fruit with white pulp, dried fruit and bread crust. On the palate, you immediately perceive the typical structure of Pinot Noir enhanced by the pleasant creaminess of the bubbles. Long persistence, freshness, and excellent flavour are the sensations that endure in the mouth and in the memory after tasting Alta Langa Mirafiore.
FIRST VINTAGE: 2014