Spumante Metodo Classico D.O.C. “Matteo Giribaldi”
1st May 2015
This Spumante comes from marl and clay-sandy soil, in a precious area of Alta Langa, which Azienda Agricola Giribaldi became part of in 2013. In this area, for over a century, is where the Pinot Nero and Chardonnay are grown to produce Spumante, which according to the Piemontese tradition, is strictly produced using the metodo classico of refermentation in the bottle.
VINE AND PLANTING
The vineyards of Pinot Nero and Chardonnay are located in Rodello at an altitude of 510 and 580 meters above sea level.
The first alcoholic fermentation is in stainless steel tanks for at least 3 weeks: once finished the wine is refrigerated to allow sedimentation. The second fermentation is in the bottle, then maturation in our cool dark cellar for 24 months After ageing the lees must be consolidated for removal (manual riddling ) In this stage, the bottles are placed on special wooden racks called pupitres that hold them at a 45° angle, with the crown cap pointed down.
Once a day the bottles are given a slight shake and turn. The drop back into the rack causes a slight tap, pushing sediments toward the neck of the bottle. In 10 to 14 days the position of the bottle is straight down, with the lees settled in the neck, ready for disgorging.”a la glace”
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE WINE
A bright yellow color. Aromatic on the nose, elegant and powerful. Hints of dry fruit and honey. Fine bead of tiny, lingering bubbles and attractively dry, savoury palate.. A long citrus finish.
Excellent as an aperitif, or throughout a meal.
Glass of Bubbly
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