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

Grape variety:
Pinot Noir

Production area:
foothills of Casteggio

Soil:
lime/clay

Vineyards orientation:
NE-NW

Vineyards altitude:
140-200 m AMSL

Training system:
simple Guyot

Average age of the vines:
16 years

Vine density:
5.000 vines per hectare

Yield:
1-1,2 kg per vine

Harvest:
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.

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

Ageing:
tirage is done in the spring following the harvest. Secondary fermentation in the bottle at 16 °C. 24-month ageing on the lees.

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

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

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

Vintage:
2018

Date of harvest:
August 16th 2018

Date of tirage:
April 24th 2019

Date of disgorging:
April 2021

2018 production:
9.476 bottles (0,75 l). Also available in magnum format (300 bottles).

Notes on the 2018 vintage
warm vintage, with moderate rainfall during the growing season. A year of abundant production with an excellent ripening of the grapes.

Analytical data:
– alcohol: 13,15% vol
– acidity: 6,8 g/l
– residual sugar: 3,5 g/l
– sulphites: 78 mg/l
– pressure: 5 bar

First vintage:
2010