36 months on the lees before disgorgement. The bottles are filled with the liqueur d’expedition, without added sugar for this extra brut style. DOCG laws require 30 months on the lees (twice the requirements of champagne). These Avezza wines are aged an additional 6 months beyond the DOCG requirement.
The early ‘90s brought about experimental vineyards like this one, using clones of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay cut from Champagne. From this, the Alta Langa denomination was born, with the aim of enhancing Piedmont sparkling wines.
Visual: Straw yellow, with fine and persistent perlage. Nose: Floral notes, dried fruit, and bread crust. Flavor: Remarkable freshness and structure; persistent minerality on the finish.
Whole grapes are softly pressed. After a static decantation, the clean must is decanted and sent for fermentation. In the late spring of the year following harvest, the sparkling wine base is bottled with the addition of sugars and yeasts to allow the second fermentation in the bottle, a specific characteristic of the classic or champenoise method.
From seafood to fried chicken and any light meat dishes that would traditionally pair with pinot noir.
The vintage of 2019 is regarded as a classic, with a smaller yield than 2018. Following a chilly winter and cool spring showers came a hot summer, followed by a mild harvest season. These conditions ultimately gave rise to the exquisite fruit for which the Langhe hills are renowned.