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LANGHE DOC BINEL

Variety: Chardonnay – Riesling Renano

Altitude: about 450/500 m.a.s.l.

Exposure: South East 

Average age of vineyards: over 20 years

Soil structure: Lime, with average of limestone, stones

Harvest period: End of September

Vinification

The grapes hang until they are at a very ripe point when they are ready to be harvested. The harvest is done by hand on a very steep slope, and placed into small plastic baskets to then be brought to the winery for the crush. The grapes are immediately placed into a pneumatic press, where they will undergo a soft pressing to remove the juice from the grapes. After the alcohlic fermentation a part remains for 6 months into medium-sized barrels, while the remaining part remains into steel tanks. The blending and bottling will take place in the summer and will age then in bottle for another 6 months before it will be released to the market. 

Tasting notes

Color: medium intense straw yellow color

Nose: fresh fruits and flowers with undertones of herbs from the Riesling are accompanied by the sent of vanilla and nuances of bread crust.

Palate: full bodied and pleasant, with a good structure and acidity due to the Rhenish clone. The finish is quite remarkable with a soft aromatic notes.

Pairings: Fish and crustacean dishes, either baked or grilled. Also great with fresh and aged cheese.

  IN-DEPTH
  with Sergio Germano   

THE VINEYARD

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Vineyard: Ciglè

Year planted: 1995 - 1998 - 2010

Soil type: lime, with average of limestone, stones

Altitude: about 450 -500 m.a.s.l.

Harvest period: end of September