Passirano, Valenzano district
Provaglio, Provezze district
Halfway up the hill.
80% Chardonnay – 15% Pinot Bianco – 5% Pinot Nero
Cultivation system: cordon or guyot trained and spur-pruned
Planting density: 5000 stumps/hectare
Maximum yield: 100 hundredweight per hectare
The grapes are harvested by hand and kept apart based on the location of the vineyard and the variety of the vine. In spring, the blending takes place of the various wines, thereby creating a unique, base sparkling wine to which is added to a very precise quantity of cane sugar and selected yeast. The bottling follows and then the wine begins to become frothy, with the consequent conversion by the yeast of the sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide, ageing in the bottle for 18 months. In this way, the wine become sparkling. Remuage follows to put the yeast in suspension. Finally, to expel the sediment, disgorging takes place along with the addition of the “liqueur d’expédition”.
Colour : Straw yellow
Perlage: Plenty of soft foam, finely grained bubbles, lively and persistent.
Aroma: Intense and complex, of mature fruit and bread crusts.
Taste: Soft, full, persistent and well-balanced.
Accompaniment: Ideal as an aperitif, suitable for “important” meals, especially fish-based and delicate dishes.
Serving temperature: 6/8° C.
Alcohol by volume: 12.5 % Vol.
Total acidity (“titratable”) : 6.7 g/l
Sugars (glucose and fructose) : 8.1 g/l
Non-reducing extract: 20.5 g/l
Excess pressure at 20° C : 4.7 (Met. usu bar)