Zero 140 is the most extreme Alta Langa by Enrico Serafino. Proposed for the first time in 2018 with vintage 2005, Zero 140 is the result of Enrico Serafino’s will to show the longevity of Alta Langa wines. In fact, the proposal of this Traditional Method Pas Dosé, which has been refined on the lees for almost 12 years (140 months and 6 days for vintage 2007), is the peak of the Alta Langa Enrico Serafino project. Zero 140 Pas Dosé is a Traditional Classic Method that comes from the past and looks into the future of the Appellation.
COMPOSITION OF THE CUVÉE: 85% Pinot Noir; 15% Chardonnay
PRODUCTION TECHNIQUE: The altitude of the vineyards has an average of 500 meters in the authorized areas of the Alta Langa docg. The grapes are selected on the sorting table and the whole clusters are chilled before undergoing soft pressing in an inert environment. Fermentation is exclusively in temperature-controlled steel tanks. The bases obtained from this process remain in contact with their own yeasts and are subjected to periodic bâtonnage until the tirage and second fermentation. This process takes place in the historic underground cellars in the absence of light and at controlled temperatures for a period of more than 140 months. The dégorgement à la glace ends by filling the bottle with the same Reserve wine.
TASTING NOTES: Intense pale yellow with golden hues. Aroma is wide, complex and deep with hints of candied fruits, honey, toasted hazelnuts, vanilla and bread crust. Intriguing and sought-after controlled oxidation. Fine and persistent perlage is surprisingly absorbed into the wine thanks to the long ageing on lees. Complex, well-balanced, buttery and creamy texture, elegant and intense with a pleasant acidity followed by a very long emotional mineral finish.
FIRST VINTAGE PRODUCED: 2005