Alta Langa DOCG Giulio I Vendemmia 2017
Great bubbles, for the Metodo Classico lovers.
Giulio I Alta Langa DOCG Vintage is the highest result of the historic and traditional production of Tosti bubbles.
2017 was a very special year conditioned by exceptional climatic events. We have been tested both in the vineyard and in the cellar but the work, the competence and a good dose of obstinacy have allowed us to overcome the vicissitudes of the weather obtaining a great quality result. The particularly hot month of March anticipated germination, announcing a very early year.
The high altitude and exposure of our vineyards, on the other hand, made it possible to overcome unscathed the frost at the end of April.
The summer poor in rains and particularly hot led to an early ripening of the grapes.
However, the wise management of the vineyard has allowed us to bring perfectly healthy grapes to the cellar, characterized by a pleasant acidity that gives the final product a great freshness, elegance and an excellent longevity over time.
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Pinot noir
TERRITORY: vineyards in the area of Vesime, Bubbio and Cassinasco located at minimum 350 meters above sea level
TERROIR: mainly chalky
HARVEST: from the middle to the end of August
PICKING: hand-picking in crate
VINIFICATION PROCESS: soft pressing of the whole grapes
FIRST FERMENTATION: fermentation of the must at 14° C for 30 days. Rest for five months on the lees with batonnage to obtain the finest perfumes derived from the lysis of yeast cells
SECOND FERMENTATION: 45 months in bottle on yeasts. Remuage and consequent dégorgement
ALCOHOL: 12,5% vol
ACIDITY: 6 g/l tartaric acid
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 6 g/l
OVERPRESSURE: 6 bar
FOAM: intense with a fine grain
PERLAGE: tiny and constant bubbles rise in the glass generating fascinating chains that on the surface maintain a crown of stable foam typical of perfect aging on the yeasts
COLOR: bright golden
AROMA: very intense, complex, with floral and fruity notes. The secondary aromas, such as honey and dried fruits, give particular finesse
TASTE: elegant and savory. The perfect balance brings out a pleasant freshness. The long aging on the lees gives unique body and volume. The finish is clean with a nice and persistent aftertaste
IDEAL TEMPERATURE: 4-6°C
AVAILABLE SIZE: cl 75
2022 Wine Enthusiast Giulio I 2017 92 points
2022 Mundus Vini Giulio I 2017 Gold Medal
2021 DECANTER Giulio I 2014 Silver Medal
2019 Concorso Nazionale Douja d’Or (IT) Cuvée Giulio I 2011 Douja d’Or prize
2019 Decanter World Wine Award Cuvée Giulio I 2011 Silver Medal
2018 Global Sparkling Master Cuvée Giulio I 2011 Bronze Medal
2018 IWC Cuvée Giulio I 2011 Bronze Medal
2018 Catavinum – World wine & spirits competition (ES) Cuvée Giulio I 2011 Gold Medal
2018 Mundus Vini Cuvée Giulio I 2011 Silver Medal
2018 Wine enthusiast Cuvée Giulio I 2011 89/100
2018 Decanter World Wine Award Cuvée Giulio I 2011 Bronze Medal