Tosti 1820

Alta Langa Giulio I

Tosti, sparkling wine specialist since 1820, is a family winery for 7 generations.
Tosti has been one of the first piedmontese cellar producing the sparkling Alta Langa just after the disciplinary regulation approval. For the company, indeed, these bubbles are the maximum expression of the Piedmont area.
The name ” Giulio I” is a tribute to Giulio Bosca, sixth generation at the helm of the company and father of the current president.
2014 was an unpredictable year, full of twists. If a hot spring anticipated the budding, announcing an early vintage, the persistent summer rains and the low sunstroke in July finally delayed the harvest. However, the wise management of the vineyard has allowed us to bring perfectly healthy grapes to the cellar, characterized by a pleasant acidity that gives the final product a great freshness, elegance and an excellent longevity over time.

COMPOSITION OF THE CUVÉE: Pinot Noir 100%

PRODUCTION METHOD: All the work both in the vineyards and in the cellar has as its sole objective the freshness and balance of these bubbly. The research of quality without compromise starts in the vineyards from pruning to thinning, then continue with the rigorously hand made grapes harvest.
The grapes are gently pressed and squeezed. The must obtained is fermented at the temperature of 14° C for 30 days. Refinement for 5 months sur lattes with batonnage to obtain the finest perfumes derived from the lysis of yeast cells. The wine is thus ready for the bottle aging of minimum 48 months in temperature controlled ambient.
It is a brut with a limited dosage with a unique freshness feature for this vintage. The dégorgement à la glace usually takes place with the use of a liqueur d’éxpédition refined in wood.

TASTING NOTES: The foam is intense with a fine grain. the tiny and constant bubbles that rise in the glass generate fascinating chains that on the surface maintain a crown of stable foam typical of perfect aging on the yeasts. The color is bright golden.
The aroma is very intense, complex, with floral and fruity notes. The secondary aromas, such as honey and dried fruits, give particular finesse.
In the mouth it is elegant and savory. The perfect acid balance brings out a pleasant freshness. The finish is clean with a fine and persistent aftertaste.

FIRST VINTAGE PRODUCED: 2004