Riesling Pas Dosé

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

Grape variety:

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:
26 years

Vine density:
4,800 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. Natural clarification and stabilisation at a controlled low temperature during the winter.

tirage is done in the spring following the harvest. Secondary fermentation in the bottle at 16 °C. 36-month ageing on the lees.

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

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

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


Date of harvest:
August 26th 2018

Date of tirage:
June 15th 2019

Date of disgorging:
April 2022

2018 production:
811 bottles (0,75 l).

Notes on the 2018 vintage
the 2018 vintage was a cooler vintage than the 2017, with a medium-cold winter and regular spring and summer. The overall good weather conditions and the remarkable temperature variations between day and night caused an early veraison. The ripening of the grapes, while constant, has been slow, allowing a better phenolic ripeness. The harvest was abundant and showed a perfect ripeness of the grapes; it took place a few days later than the 2017 harvest.

Analytical data:
– alcohol: 12.55% vol
– acidity: 7.3 g/l
– residual sugar: 2.5 g/l
– sulphites: 85 mg/l
– pressure: 4 bar

First vintage: