Pinot Nero Vino Spumante di Qualità.
Pinot Nero, Chardonnay.
Spurred cordon set-up.
5,000 Vines per hectare.
Clay, sand, silt.
The grapes of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are manually harvested at a precise level of ripening, when the balance between acids and sugars in berries is just right to enable the vinification with the ancestral method.
Ancestral method of vinification using 85% Pinot Noir and 15% Chardonnay grapes.
The grapes are gently pressed in order to prevent berries from crashing. The first pressing is selected and racked to the stainless steel vessels where the native fermentation starts. At the first winter cold, when the residual sugar is between 24 and 30 grams per liter, the fermentation stops. In spring the must is bottled and with the arrival of warm temperatures the fermentation slowly restarts. The indigenous yeasts transform the last residual sugars into a sparkling wine of fine and persistent bubbles. The wine ages in contact with its lees and after disgorgement the bottle is topped up with the same wine.