Alta Langa DOCG Giulio I Vendemmia 2018

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.

2018 was a year characterized by a mild winter with good rainfall which favored the development of shoots between mid-April and early May. May was a very rainy month and this led to the plant being very vigorous. The summer, poor in rainfall but humid and very hot, had a regular trend, providing the vines with good fertility. This fertility was then controlled with thinning operations to regularize the bunch/plant ratio, thus guaranteeing a regular harvest. The grapes were harvested, strictly in boxes and brought to the cellar in the last ten days of August with an excellent degree of acidity and minerality which gave the final product great freshness and elegance, as well as 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: end of August
PICKING: hand-picking in crate
VINIFICATION PROCESS: soft pressing of the whole grapes
FIRST FERMENTATION: fermentation of the must at 15° C for 20 days. Rest for five months on steel tank with batonnage to obtain the finest perfumes derived from the lysis of yeast cells
SECOND FERMENTATION: 46 months in bottle on yeasts. Remuage and consequent Dégorgement

: 12,5% vol
ACIDITY: 6,5 g/l tartaric acid

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 bread crust, honey, vanilla and dried fruits, give particular finesse
TASTE: elegant and savory. The perfect balance and the particular affinity between aroma and taste bring out a pleasant freshness. The hints of bread and dried fruit are perceived as predominant, accompanied by refreshing citrus notes that complete the complexity of the tasting. The long aging on the yeasts gives unique body and volume. The finish is clean, with a nice and persistent aftertaste.




Merum Selezione – 3/3 hearts

Guida Sparkle – 4/5 spheres

IWC – Silver Medal

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