ALTA LANGA DOCG EXTRA BRUT
Variety: Pinot Nero - Chardonnay
Altitude: about 500/570 m.a.s.l.
Exposure: South East – South West
Average age of vineyards: 20 years
Soil structure: Medium mixture, limestone, stones
Harvest period: Beginning of September
The grapes are hand harvested and places into small plastic baskets, and are brought to the winery where they are immediately pressed in whole cluster, taking the skins off the must. The alcoholic fermentation for both grapes will be kept at a low temperature during this fermentation A part of the base is refined in medium-sized not toasted barrels, while the remaining part remains into steel tanks. Once the alcoholic fermentation has completed the wine will remain on the lees for a period of refinement, at this time periodic bâtonnage are carried out. At the end of this period the wine will age on its lees for another minimum 30 months before the disgorgement and dosage (addition of liqueur d’expedition) takes places.
Color: Intense straw yellow color with a fine and persistent perlage.
Nose: Bread crust, dried fruits (peach, apricots), with some underlying floral notes.
Palate: Full and rich with a good acidity and creamy sensation given by the perlage which helps to clean the mouth and gives a good aromatic persistence.
Pairings: Sparkling wine is always a way to celebrate with friends and loved ones, but can also be a wine that pairs well with salame and cheese, a quiche or even shell fish.