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
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: 71 months in bottle on yeasts in air-conditioned rooms at 14° C. Remuage and consequent dégorgement in 2019
NUMBERED BOTTLES: 9.765
ACIDITY: 6 g/l tartaric acid
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 3 g/l
OVERPRESSURE: 6 bar
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
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