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Alta Langa Classic Method

Alta Langa Classic Method

Alta Langa DOCG

Extra Brut

Grapes

Pinot nero, Chardonnay

Area

Santo Stefano Belbo, Castino, Borgomale e Lequio Berria

Soil type

White clay alternated with calcareous marl

Exposure and altitude

Vineyards facing South and South-West - 400/600m asl

System

Guyot 4.500 plants/ha

Harvest

End of August, beginning of September

Gradation

12% vol

Temperature

6-8 °C

Size

0,75 - 1,5 - 3 L

Technical notes

The grapes are picked into boxes holding around 20 kilos each, and delivered to the winery. Here they immediately undergo gentle, delicate pressing, followed by static in heat-conditioned tanks. The clear must is t hen divided into two parts, the fisrt of wich ferments in stainless steel tanks at a low temperature (18-20 °C), while the other goes into barriques to ferment in underground cellars at a maximum temperature of 20 °C. When the wine in woo has finished its fermentation, it is left on the lees until spring. Then the two lots are blended. A second fermentation takes place in the bottle in May, following which the wine matures on its yeasts in the cool, dark surroundings of the cellar, in keeping with the strictest rules governing the production of Classic Method Sparkling Wine.

Pairings

Excellent as an aperitif, with its unquestionable personality it is above-all a great way of accompanying all courses with class.