This Alta Langa represents the sparkling wine territory of lower Piedmont, where Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are home. It refines for at least 30 months on its own yeasts and the vintage is always reported on the label. Great finesse, balance, structure and gustatory strength with an enveloping bubble.
COMPOSITION OF THE CUVÉE: Pinot Noir 70%, Chardonnay 30%
PRODUCTION METHOD: The grapes are harvested into crates with a capacity of about 20 kg and then poured directly into the press, where they are delicately and softly crushed. The must obtained is transferred to temperature-controlled tanks where static decanting takes place, and then ferments in stainless steel tanks at a low temperature (18-20 °C). When fermentation is complete, the wine is kept on the fine lees until spring. This is when the cuvée is created, uniting the wines from the different crus selected. In spring the wine undergoes a second fermentation, in the bottle, followed by a period of maturing in contact with yeasts, in the cool, dark and protected environment of the cellars, in observance of the strict rules that govern the production of “Spumante Metodo Classico” (Classic Method Sparkling Wine).
TASTING NOTES: The cuvée is created with a meticulous blend of crus situated at an average altitude of 500m asl, which guarantee a fresh and fruity wine. A minimum maturing period of 30 months conveys perfect aromatic complexity. The colour is straw yellow with green highlights. The perfume is reminiscent of honey, white peaches, grapefruit and basil. The wine has a savoury feel in the mouth, with a persistent sparkle and a sweet, lingering finish.
FIRST VINTAGE PRODUCED: 2014