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Alta Langa Classic Method

Alta Langa Classic Method

Alta Langa DOCG

Contessa Rosa Brut Rosé

Grapes

Pinot nero, Chardonnay

Area

Langa albese and astigiana

Soil type

White clay alternated with layers of sand and calcareous marl

Exposure and altitude

South/south-west - 400/650m asl

System

Guyot 5.000 plants/ha

Harvest

Beginning of September

Gradation

12% vol

Temperature

6-8 °C

Size

0,75 L

Technical notes

Vinification: most of the grapes are harvested into crates with a capacity of about 20 kg and then poured directly into the press, where they are delicately and softly crushed. Part of the Pinot Noir is crushed and left on skins in temperature-controlled tanks at 10 °C for 12-24 hours. After maceration, it undergoes soft-pressing as usual. The must obtained is transferred to temperature-controlled tanks where static decanting takes place. The must ferments in stainless steel tanks at a low temperature (18 – 20 °C) and when the fermentation is complete, the wine is kept on the fine lees until spring. This is when the cuvée is created, uniting the wines from the two fermentation processes. In May the wine undergoes a second fermentation, in the bottle, followed by a period of 48 months of maturing in contact with the yeasts, in the cool, dark and protected environment of the cellars, in observance of the strict rules that govern the production of “Spumante Metodo Classico” (Classic Method Sparkling Wine).

Pairings

Excellent as an aperitif, but its personality makes it, above all, an excellent way of accompanying all courses of a meal with class.

awards

2014

The Wine Advocate

92

2008

I vini di Veronelli

2012

Prosit

The Wine Advocate

92

2011

Vinous

91

Wine Enthusiast

Editor's choice - 94 pts