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Vigna Gatinera Brut Nature

We are the only once to produce Alta Langa with the same concept of our Barolo. We are the first, to select a Cru, a vineyard: Gatinera vineyard, with a few fundamental rules for a unique and impossible to replicate quality. Only 10.000 bottles, at least 84 months on the yeasts, 100% pinot noir.

COMPOSITION OF THE CUVÉE: 100% Pinot Nero

PRODUCTION METHOD: The grapes are harvested in the vineyard into 20-kg crates, and taken to the winery where they immediately undergo soft, delicate pressing. The resulting must is transferred into heat-conditioned tanks for static decantation. The clear must is then divided into two lots: one is left to ferment in stainless steel tanks at a low temperature (18-20° C), while the other goes into barriques to ferment in underground cellars at a maximum temperature of 20° C. When the wine in woo has finished its fermentation, it is left on the lees until spring. Then the two lots are blended. A second fermentation takes place in the bottle in May, following which the wine matures on its yeasts in the cool, dark surroundings of the cellar, in keeping with the strictest rules governing the production of Classic Method Sparkling Wine.

TASTING NOTES: In the glass its golden colour with green highlights is accompanied by a very fine and persistent perlage. Deep, complex aromas conjure up white-fleshed fruit, such as peaches and pears, along with toasted nuts and fresh bread. The great structure of pinot noir combines nicely on the palate with the sweet mousse and crisp acidity. A long, lingering aftertaste features luscious, spicy sensations.