Passirano, Valenzano district
Provaglio, Provezze district
Halfway up the hill.
55% Chardonnay – 45% Pinot Nero
Guyot trained vines, planting density of more than 5000 stumps per hectare.
The Pinot Nero grapes, cultivated in vineyards with good exposure, light, sunshine and good ventilation, are harvested just at maturation and subjected to crushing and light rasping. The must obtained remains for a few hours in contact with its berries, and a brief maceration, at controlled temperatures, allows the extraction of the colouring matter, which migrates from the solid parts (berries) to the liquid part (must). Having reached the intensity of the desired colouring, the berries are taken away and the must continues its fermentation, until the complete conversion of sugars into alcohol. After appropriate racking, in spring the base wine is prepared for turning into sparkling wine, uniting the Pinot nero with one part of the Chardonnay, vinified in white wine; the subsequent addition of active yeast to the sugared wine leads to refermentation in the bottle, with the consequent frothing. After sufficient ageing, of more than 24 months, the bottles are subject to remuage and subsequent disgorging with the addition of a special liqueur d’expédition. After a further three months of ageing, the product is ready to be sold.
Colour : Pale pink salmon.
Perlage: Fine and persistent.
Aroma : Complex and intense, rich in elegant, fruity hints.
Taste: A strong, pleasant taste, with a good structure and pleasingly full-bodied.
Accompaniment: Recommended for all meals, goes well with many dishes: cold cuts, tasty meats, mature cheeses. Excellent with fish and shellfish.
Serving temperature: 6/8° C
Alcohol by volume: 12.5 % Vol.
Total acidity (“titratable”) : 7.55 g/l
Ph : 3.06
Sugars (glucose and fructose) : 7.40 g/l
Non-reducing extract: 20.20 g/l
Excess pressure at 20° C : 5.40 atm