Alta Langa DOCG Riserva Giulio I Vendemmia 2012

Refined Extra Brut Metodo Classico for connoisseurs.

The 2012 harvest of Pinot Noir took place in the second half of August and the excellent climatic conditions favored the development of primary aromas, amplifying the fruity notes of the bunch.

A vintage extra brut obtained with 100% Pinot Noir grapes harvested by hand in boxes in the hillside vineyards in the areas surrounding Canelli at an average height of 350 meters above sea level.

A small production obtained from 1.82 hectares of vineyards.

GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Pinot noir
VINTAGE: 2012
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: 72 months in bottle on yeasts in air-conditioned rooms at 14° C. Remuage and consequent dégorgement in 2019
NUMBERED BOTTLES: 9.765

TECHNICAL DATA
ALCOHOL
:12,5% vol
ACIDITY: 6 g/l tartaric acid
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 3 g/l
OVERPRESSURE: 6 bar

ORGANOLEPTIC FEATURES
FOAM
: soft and copious
PERLAGE: fine and persistent.
COLOR: light gold with shining reflections
AROMA: is rich with floral notes exhalted by ripen fruits touch
TASTE: tasty and elegant with a floral aftertaste in its long finish.

IDEAL TEMPERATURE: 6-8°C

AVAILABLE SIZE: cl 75

Awards

2019 Concorso nazionale Douja d’Or (IT) Giulio I Riserva 2009 Douja d’Or prize

2019 Blindtasted.com Giulio I Riserva 2009 91/100

2019 Mundus Vini Giulio I Riserva 2009 Gold Medal

2018 Falstaff Magazine Giulio I Riserva 2009 89/100

2017 Wine enthusiast Giulio I Riserva 2009 89/100

2017 Bibenda  Giulio I Riserva 2009 4 Grapes

2017 Concorso Nazionale Douja d’Or (IT) Giulio I Riserva 2009 Douja d’Or prize

2017 Decanter  Giulio I Riserva 2009 Bronze Medal

2017 IWC 2017 Giulio I Riserva 2009 Bronze Medal

2017 I Vini d’Italia  l’Espresso 90/100 Giulio I Riserva 2009 90/100

2017 Mundus Vini Giulio I Riserva 2009 Silver Medal