Information sheet

GRAPES
100% Pinot Nero grown in two Berlucchi-owned, high planting density vineyards in Borgonato: the hillside Quindicipiò, and Brolo, overlooking Palazzo Lana Berlucchi.

HARVEST PERIOD
middle ten days of August.

YIELD
8,000kg of grapes per hectare with 30% must yield, equivalent to 3,200 bottles per hectare.

VINIFICATION
made from free-run must, obtained by gentle, gradual pressing; alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats. Small lots are then transferred to oak barriques where they mature sur lie for 6 months.

MATURATION
assemblage of the cuvée in the spring following harvest with only wine from that specific vintage, selecting only the finest lots. Second fermentation in the bottles and maturation sur lie for a minimum of 7 years followed by an additional 6 months after disgorgement.

STYLE
Extra Brut.

SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS

APPEARANCE
lavish mousse with long-lasting cordon and fine bead.

COLOUR
rich, copper-tinged straw-yellow.

BOUQUET
broad and generous with hints of tropical fruit, peaches, candied orange peel and crusty bread.

PALATE
displays exceptional freshness, crisp flavour and structure with harmonious acidity and mineral notes, making the wine extremely lingering and long-lived.

PAIRINGS
perfect throughout the meal, pairing beautifully with flavoursome starters, fish dishes, white meats and medium-aged cheeses.

SERVING TEMPERATURE
10-12 °C.

ANALYTICAL DATA
Alcohol 12% Vol, residual sugar 2.0g/l, total acidity 8.00g/l, pH 3.00.

FIRST VINTAGE PRODUCED
2004

Palazzo Lana Extrême 2008