Alta Langa Classic Method

Alta Langa Classic Method

Alta Langa DOCG

Vigna Gatinera Riserva 96 mesi Blanc de Noir Pas Dosé Brut Nature

Grapes

100% Pinot Nero

Area

Serralunga d'Alba

Soil type

White clay with layers of chalky sand

Exposure and altitude

East

System

Guyot

Harvest

End of August, beginning of September

Gradation

12,0 %

Temperature

8-10 °C

Size

0,75 l

Technical notes

The grapes are harvested in the vineyard into 20-kg
crates, and taken to the winery where they immediately undergo
soft, delicate pressing. The resulting must is transferred into heat-conditioned tanks for static decantation. The clear must is then divided into two lots: one is left to
ferment in stainless steel tanks at a low temperature (16-17 °C), while the other goes into barriques to ferment
in underground cellars. When the wine in wood 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 for
96 months 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.

Tasting notes

Poured into the glass, presents a golden blond colour with green reflections. The perlage is very fine and very persistent. The aromas of great intensity and complexity are reminiscent of honey, white-fleshed fruit, dried fruit and toasted bread. In
the mouth, one senses the great structure typical of pinot noir that combines well with the sweetness of the foam and the freshness of the acidity, making it at once vibrant but
creamy. The aftertaste is long and persistent with savoury and spicy sensations.

Pairings

Wonderful aperitif, but above-all – on account of its undisputed personality – an excellent, classy match for all
dishes.

Vintage

2014