Description: The Alta Langa D.O.C.G. represents the legacy of an ancient sparkling tradition which dates back to Carlo Gancia and the early years of the second half of the 19th century. The Alta Langa D.O.C.G. is a sparkling wine “metodo classico” with rooted Piedmontese tradition of grape cultivation of Pinot Nero and Chardonnay. Limited production, slow growth and selected vineyards, altitude over 250 meters above the sea level, are the criteria which made this project successful in producing a high-quality sparkling wine.
In the case of Vinchio Vaglio, it was the winegrowers who took care of the vineyards suitable for the Alta Langa production who suggested bringing this wine to complete our sparkling range. The first harvest took place in 2016 and our first Alta Langa was released in autumn 2020.
Harvest: During the two weeks of August, the grapes are hand harvested in the morning so that they arrive fresh and in optimal conditions to start the vinification process.
Vinification: The first step is the direct soft pressing of the grapes followed by the static decantation of the must at 14 °C for about 24 hours. The alcoholic fermentation takes place at a constant temperature of 16 °C and lasts for about 20 days.
Ageing: The wine remains in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks on the noble lees for about 7 months so that the natural wine stabilisation occurs. There is no malolactic fermentation.
Second fermentation: The “tirage” is made after the second fermentation in bottle which lasts for about 40 months. The “disgorgement” occurs and the wine remains another 6 months before trade release.
Pairings: aperitive, raw sea food (oysters, mussels, crustaceans), seafood salad, caviar, wrapped asparagus.
Serving temperature: 6-8 °C.