Bretta Rossa

Cuvée Leonora

This wine is born as a tribute from the owner and producer Giuseppe Ravasini to his wife Leonora.
It was born with the intention to rediscover the past tradition of the Spumante wine in Piedmont when in the 19th century in Tagliolo Monferrato and other regions in Piedmont, Spumante wine was produced with the Pinot Nero grape.

COMPOSITION OF THE CUVÉE: 70% Pinot Nero, 30% Chardonnay

PRODUCTION TECHNIQUE: Technology of Production :The grapes used to produce Alta Langa come expressly from the vineyards that surround the family house which is positioned on soil composed of sedimentary limestone matrix at 400 meters above sea level. The grapes are carefully selected by hand in small chests and quickly transferred to the cellar to be pressed and then controlled at a low temperature in steel vats.
The product is completed adding a small amount of
the cuvée harvested the year before and accurately refined in wooden barrels. Fermentation is in bottles on the yeast for 30 months following the Classic Method.
As tradition the riddling is done on a typical pupitre and degorgement a la glace.
The choice of liqueur is personal following traditional recipes for Spumante.

TASTING NOTES: Visual examination shows a soft yellow color with golden reflections. Fine and persistent perlage.
The aroma is intense and elegant with hints of bread crust, vaniglia and a tender scent of flowers.
To the palate it is well balanced and persistent characterized by a soft acidity.

FIRST VINTAGE PRODUCED: 2009