PIGNOLETTO SPUMANTE "ALBA IN VIGNA" MILLESIMATO (méthode traditionnelle)
‘‘Pignoletto’ is an historical indigenous wine grape variety from Colli Bolognesi area, revalued with great appreciation in the last years. It is a sparkling (spumante) wine, made by the méthode traditionnelle with the natural fermentation in bottle. After the first fermentation in steel tanks under a controlled temperature of 18°C, the wine is bottled for the secondary fermentation and kept on the lees for six months at least before dégorgement. Refining in bottle for other 60 days.
The result is an excellent Pignoletto wine, with a fine pérlage and a nice balance between an elegant aroma and harmonious taste.
Grape Types: 100% Grechetto Gentile
Production area: D.O.C.G. Colli Bolognesi, Microzone Colline di Oliveto, geographic location in Monteveglio ( BO)
Vineyards: Vineyards belonging to Baraldi family; vine training system by spurred cordon on sandy clay soil origin. The average yield per hectare is about 9 tons.
Winemaking and ageing process: Soft-pressing of grapes and temperature-controlled fermentation without the skins (‘in bianco’) inside steel tanks; subsequent fermentation according to the méthode traditionnelle in bottle for 6 months at least and final ‘dégorgement’. Refining in bottle for other 60 days.
Colour: clear straw yellow with a fine, lively and persistent perlage
Bouquet: good intensity, with mineral and light citrus nuances
Palate: fresh and sapid, with almond finishing
White wine of an extraordinary fineness; serve fresh, with starters and throughout the meal.
Accompaniment: As aperitif, with starters, light first dishes, any light meat or fish based dish, grilled vegetables.
Serving temperature: 8° - 10° C . The suggested glass is the ‘goblet’.
Vineyard density: 3.300 plants/hectare
Yield per hectare: 7,5 tons
Yield per stump: 3,0 kg.
Alcohol content: 12,8 %
Total acidity: 6,4 g/l
Residual sugars: 4,0 g/l
Total sulphur anhydride: 74 mg/l
Dry extracts: 23,7 g/l
Ageing potential: 12 - 18 months
Packaging details: 1 case (12 bottles), 9 cases (one layer), 45 cases (one pallet)