Ettore Germano - 2017 - Alta Langa DOCG 'Extra Brut" - 750 ml.
Italy - Piedmont
Pinot Nero - Chardonnay
Sparkling - Vintage: 2017 - Size: 750 ml.
The grapes are hand-picked, brought to the cellar in small boxes and whole-bunch pressed. The free-run juice is selected. Alcoholic fermentation takes place at low temperature. The Pinot Noir is fermented in vertical stainless-steel tanks, the Chardonnay in untoasted, medium-size wooden barrels. After the alcoholic fermentation the wine remains on the lees for a period of refinement, during which occur some ‘bâtonnages’. The wine is draft in April, and selected yeasts are added. The secondary fermentation in bottle lasts about 4/6 months. After the period of refinements on the lees, about 30 months, the bottles are disgorged and filled with the same sparkling wine ‘Spumante’, without adding any ‘liqueur d’expedition’. Other 3/4 months and the Spumante is ready to be commercialized.