Vino Spumante di Qualità (VSQ) – Metodo Classico sparkling wine
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling
foothills of Casteggio
120-160 m AMSL
Average age of the vines:
5.000 vines per hectare
1 kg per vine
leaf thinning in July. The grapes are hand-harvested in 15 kg crates, carefully selecting the best ones. We pick the grapes early in the morning in order to press them at a natural cool temperature. The grape varieties are harvested one at a time.
Pinot Noir grapes are gently pressed. The free-run must is then naturally clarified. Alcoholic fermentation at 13-15 °C. The Chardonnay and Riesling grapes are also gently pressed. They ferment in temperature-controlled barriques. The must is naturally clarified and stabilised at a controlled cold temperature during the winter.
tirage in the spring following the harvest. Blending. Secondary fermentation in the bottle at 16 °C. Ageing on the lees for a minimum of 48 months. Disgorging with addition of the liqueur d’expédition.
golden yellow colour. Visible and persistent perlage.
intense and complex, with notes of white flowers and yellow fruits, and limestone and mineral hints.
fresh and fruity. Well-balanced, fragrant, complex and persistent.
Date of harvest:
August 20th 2010
Date of tirage:
Date of disgorging:
3.300 bottles (0,75 l)
– alcohol: 13,19% vol
– acidity: 6,8 g/l
– residual sugar: 4 g/l
– pressure: 4,5 bar
First year of production: