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ALTA LANGA DOCG RISERVA
BLANC DE BLANC PAS DOSÉ

Variety: Chardonnay 

Altitude:  about 500/580 m.a.s.l. 

Exposure: Southeast – Southwest 

Average age of vineyards:  13 years

Soil structure: Medium mixture, sand and stones 

Harvest period: Beginning of September   

Vinification

The grapes are hand-harvested and placed into small plastic baskets and are brought to the winery where they are immediately pressed in whole clusters, tacking free-run juice. The alcoholic fermentation will be kept at a low temperature. A part of the must ferments in steel tanks, the other part in 500 liters tonneaux. Once the tirage has been completed, the wine will remain on the lees for a minimum of 65 months for refinement. At the end of this period, the wine will be disgorged without any liqueur to enhance the soil minerality and the expression of the grape variety.

Tasting notes

A fine and persistent perlage spreads into a straw yellow color. The aromas are expressed in an embrace of toasted bread crust and flowers typical of the high hills of the Langhe enveloped in the nuances of long maturation on the lees. The wine develops fresh salty and mineral notes. A great freshness is supported by the creaminess of effervescence and the body given by the stay on yeasts. The remarkable persistence makes it a fantastic companion to various dishes. 

 IN-DEPTH
with Sergio Germano   

THE VINEYARD

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Vineyard: Ciglè

Year planted: 2000-2009-2012

Exposure: East

Altitude: about 500/580 m.a.s.l. 


Soil type: Medium mixture, sand and stones 


Harvest period: Beginning of September