The Alta Langa D.O.C.G. represents the legacy of an ancient sparkling tradition that dates to the early years of the second half of the 19th century. The Alta Langa D.O.C.G. is a sparkling wine “metodo classico” with rooted Piedmontese tradition of grape cultivation of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Limited production, slow growth and selected vineyards, altitude over 250 meters above the sea level, are the criteria that made successful this project in producing a bottle of high-quality sparkling wine. In the case of Vinchio Vaglio, the winegrowers, who take care of the vineyards suitable for the Alta Langa production, suggested bringing this wine to complete our sparkling range. The first harvest took place in 2016 and our first Alta Langa was released in autumn 2020.
COMPOSITION OF THE CUVÉE: Pinot Nero- Chardonnay. Soil: sandy ancalcareous.
PRODUCTION TECHNIQUE: Vinification: the first step is the direct soft pressing of the grapes followed by static decantation of the must at 14 °C for about 24 hours. The alcoholic fermentation takes place at a constant temperature of 16 °C and lasts for about 20 days. Ageing: the wine remains in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks on the noble lees for about 7 months so that the natural wine stabilisation occurs. There is no malolactic fermentation. Second fermentation: the “tirage” (adding of the liqueur de tirage) is made after the second fermentation in the bottle which lasts for about 40 months. The“disgorgement” occurs and the wine remains another 6 months before trade release.
COLOUR: lively yellow straw with fine and persistent perlage.
NOSE: complex and fruity nose with aromas of breadcrumbs, white flowers especially orange blossom and pleasant caramel.
PALATE: the wine is round and soft, fresh, savoury with persistent yeasty aromas of freshly baked bread.
PAIRINGS: aperitive, raw seafood (oysters, mussels, crustaceans), seafood salad, caviar, wrapped asparagus.
FIRST VINTAGE PRODUCED: 2016