VINITALY – Verona, April 9th/12th 2017 - Hall 7 Stand A2
Type of wine: Spumante bianco, Charmat method.
Producer: Fernando Pighin & Figli S.agr. a r.l.
Grape varieties: Pinot Bianco 80%, Chardonnay 20%.
Zone of production: Fraz. Risano, Pavia di Udine (UD), Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy.
Soil: Moderately loose-packed, with patches of gravel.
Training system: Single Guyot with 4,000 vines per hectare.
Yield per hectare: 80 quintals of grapes per hectare.
Harvest: During the period of optimal ripeness, in the first ten days of September.
Vinification: Without the skins through soft crushing.
Must to fruit ratio: 60%.
Fermentation: In temperature controlled stainless steel containers for 20 days at a controlled temperature of +18° to +22° C.
Sparkling winemaking method: The wine is kept in the cellar in stainless steel vats at the constant temperature of +12°C and then goes through secondary fermentation in a 50 hl autoclave for 9 months, resulting in the full fusion of refermentation yeasts and the relative lysis with the lees.
Alcohol content: 12% by vol.
Residual sugar: 8.50 g/l.
Total acidity: 6.5 g/l in tartaric acid.
Appearance: Abundant white fizz, fine and persistent perlage.
Colour: Straw yellow with greenish hints.
Aroma: The proper intensity, fruity with notes of Golden Delicious apple, a pleasant fragrance of yeast, bread crust and moss.
Taste: Dry, fresh, not harsh, with character, elegant length and a measured almond finish.
Pairing: Refined aperitif, but can also accompany the entire meal. Excellent with appetizers of fish, shellfish and molluscs.
Serve: At the temperature of +8° to +10° C. Uncork just before serving.