Information sheet

GRAPES
Chardonnay (70%) and Pinot Nero (30%), from estate vineyards in Arzelle, Rovere, San Carlo and Ragnoli; all planted to high density (10,000 plants/hectare).

HARVEST PERIOD
middle ten days in August 2011.

YIELD
9,500 kg of grapes per hectare, with a must yield of 30%, equivalent to 3,800 bottles per hectare.

VINIFICATION
gentle, gradual pressing of clusters and fractioning of must; alcoholic fermentation in steel tanks with maturation of the best lots in oak barrique, left to age for 6 months sur lie.

MATURATION
assemblage of the cuvée in the spring following harvest, using only the wines of that vintage. Bottle fermentation and maturation sur lie for a minimum of 5 years, followed by another 6 months after disgorgement.

STYLE
pas dosé

SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS

APPEARANCE
plentiful creamy mousse with a fine, lingering cordon; subtle, delicate perlage.

COLOUR
vibrant straw-yellow with light coppery nuances.

BOUQUET
layered, expressive nose profile, showcasing a crisp mineral note fusing with delicate hints of citrus, yellow-fleshed fruit and white bread.

PALATE
the wine displays lively, zesty acidity sustained by an enfolding body and excellent persistence that weave a dynamic and taut mouth.

PAIRINGS
a vintage to be enjoyed with all courses of the meal, a pleasing companion for flavoursome appetizers and mains of fish, white meat, and medium-mature cheese.

SERVING TEMPERATURE
8-10 °C.

ANALYTICAL DATA
ABV 12.5%; residual sugar Total acidity 7.80 g/l; pH 3.10.

FIRST VINTAGE PRODUCED
2009

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