The excellence of a Reserve, a premium quality and classy Alta Langa sparkling wine, from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, selected from the best vineyards of the Alta Langa Docg area and matured on the lees for more than 3 years. Elegantly wrapped in its dark blue cover, Gancia Cuvée 60 Mesi Riserva Brut is a perfect union of quality, territory and image.
COMPOSITION OF THE CUVÉE: 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay
PRODUCTION METHOD: A very soft pressing of the grapes, harvested in small baskets, takes place in the Marmonnier press, located in the historical Cellars built in early 1800’s- classified today as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Only 50% of the juice becomes part of the cuvee. All the juice batches are then fermented in oak barrels and in sealed vats at controlled temperature. These juice batches rest on their lees for more than 6 months before they are blended to form a grand cuvée which will be bottle fermented with selected yeasts. The method of production is the bottle fermentation system (Metodo Tradizionale Classico) which lasts approximately 40 days in the bottle followed by a period of at least 60 months during which the product is aged in the Gancia Cellars, at controlled temperature.
TASTING NOTES: Gold yellow sparkling wine, with deep, complex tinges; soft and persistent foam, with a creamy texture and elegant, tiny bubbles. The aroma is intense and smells typical notes of cocoa, yeast and toasted hazelnut. On the palate it is complex, balanced with a defined texture. Its pronounced acidity enhances a final, long, rich and persistent taste.
FIRST VINTAGE: 2003