Extra Brut

Vino Spumante di Qualità (VSQ) – Metodo Classico sparkling wine

Grape variety:
Pinot Noir

Production area:
foothills of Casteggio


Orientation of the vineyards:

Altitude of the vineyards:
140-200 m AMSL

Training system:
simple Guyot

Average age of the vines:
16 years

Vine density:
5,000 vines per hectare

1-1.2 kg per vine

the grapes are hand-harvested in 17 kg boxes, carefully selecting the best ones. We pick the grapes early in the morning in order to press them at a natural cool temperature.

the grapes are gently pressed. The free-run must is then naturally clarified. Alcoholic fermentation at 13-15 °C. Static decantation and stabilisation during the winter at a controlled low temperature.

tirage is done in the spring following the harvest. Secondary fermentation in the bottle at 16 °C. 18-month ageing on the lees.

straw yellow colour with golden highlights. Visible and persistent perlage.

fragrant and vibrant, with notes of balsamic white flowers and mineral hints.

pleasant and well-balanced, with a bright acidity and mineral overtones in the long finish.


Date of harvest:
August 26th 2021

Date of tirage:
June 10th 2022

Date of disgorging:
November 2023

2021 production:
9,908 bottles (0,75 l). Also available in magnum format (120 bottles).

Notes on the 2021 vintage
a very hot vintage with minimum rainfall. At the end of the vintage we have observed remarkable temperature variations between day and night. The harvest has been considerably anticipated; the production has been slightly lower than the usual, but the grapes were in perfect conditions and of good quality. The correct timing of the harvest ensured a good aromatic expression and right acidity values for all the wines.

Analytical data:
– alcohol: 13.14% vol
– acidity: 6.7 g/l
– residual sugar: 2.8 g/l
– sulphites: 88 mg/l
– pressure: 5 bar

First vintage: