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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. 18-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:
2017

Date of harvest:
August 8th 2017

Date of tirage:
January 2018

Date of disgorging:
July 20th 2020

2017 production:
6.762 bottles (0.75 l)

Notes on the 2017 vintage
very warm and dry vintage. The long and exceptionally dry summer season stressed the vines, but our clay soils acted as a sponge, storing reserves of winter rainfall to supply the vines. Early harvest with excellent ripening of the grapes, but limited production.

Analytical data:
– alcohol: 12,90% vol
– acidity: 7,2 g/l
– residual sugar: 3,5 g/l
– sulphites: 90 mg/l
– pressure: 5,0 bar

First vintage:
2010