Consistent with its continuous and unbounded “Research of Excellence” also in its Piedmonts’ soul, Banfi has believed in the Alta Langa project since its very first steps. In 1990 the project so-called “Progetto Spumante Metodo Classico in Piemonte” started in Piedmont. Banfi was one of the seven companies that took the challenge to start the production of high quality Metodo Classico sparkling wines in Piedmont, claiming the Piedmonts’ roots of the Italian sparkling wines. In 1997 the “Cuvée Aurora Banfi” was born, precisely with the intention of evoking the idea of a new frontier, a new “aurora” which means a new “dawn” in Italian, a new fronteer in the production of high quality Metodo Classico in Piedmont. In 2005 the “Cuvée Aurora Rosé” banfi followed. The “Cuvée Aurora Alta Langa DOCG Banfi” project is, therefore, the best business card of the Banfi Piemonte company, which tells an interpretation of the Classic Method of Piedmont “par excellence”.
COMPOSITION OF THE CUVÉE: Pinot Noir 100%. All grapes are selected and hand picked exclusively in our Piedmonts’ hilltop vineyards located in the provinces of Cuneo, Asti and Alessandria.
PRODUCTION METHOD: One-hour skin contact cold maceration prepares the grapes for soft pressing. The must is then subjected to a static clarification and the fermentation at a rigidly controlled temperature (17 ° C) follows. The second fermentation takes place in the bottle, according to the Metodo Classico procedure, with a minimum period of 30 months on the lees. Traditional Remuage on pupitres and dégorgement à la glace. The sugar dosage chosen is Extra Brut, around 4 g/l. An ideal bottle aging ends the process.
TASTING NOTES: Color: pale pink, fine and very persistent perlage. Bouquet: intense and enveloping elegance, with hints of reminiscent of golden apples, wild roses, and vanilla. Taste: well-structured, silky, harmonic and full-bodied, supported by a marked acidity that is maintained over time. Food pairings: ideal as an aperitif and throughout the meal, perfect with white meats and fish dishes.
FIRST VINTAGE: 2005