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Alpi Retiche IGT Classic Method Sparkling Wine

extra brut

Production area: Valtellina, Tresenda di Teglio, La Perla vineyard

Variety: Valtellina pignola, a red grape indigenous to Valtellina

Alcohol content: 12.5% vol.

Residual sugars: 2.5 - 3 g/L

Harvest: manual, in 10-12 kg crates

Vinification: The grapes are harvested, destemmed and crushed. The must obtained by gentle pressing is immediately cooled to 0-2°C. Air is pumped into the must daily for a period of approx. 10 days. This technique, known as hyperoxidation, oxidises in advance all the substances that could oxidise at a later stage, therefore guaranteeing the wine a longer life. After cold static decanting, the fermentation of the must begins, maintaining a temperature of 15/16°C. This is followed by malolactic fermentation, cold stabilization and bottle fermentation.

Aging: 24 months on the lees

Bottles produced: 4000 - 4500


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