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BRUT NATURE

SPUMANTE
DOC 2012

Life is meant to be celebrated! For four years the wine made from grapes from our highest vineyards rests of the fine lees – ample time to enjoy the pleasures of anticipating this sparkling delight.

Varietal(s): Chardonnay
Age of vines: 25 – 30 years
Temperature: 6 – 8 °C
Age-ability: 2018 – 2021
Yield: 75 hl/ha
Vine training: Wire-trained
Alcohol: 12,5 %
Residual sugar: 0,7 g/l
Tot. Acidity: 6,2 g/l

VINTAGE

After a very dry, warm winter, spring saw the earliest appearance of shoots on the vines in the history of modern winegrowing in Alto Adige. The relatively cool months of April and May then caused a delay in the
vegetation phases. The beginning of summer was somewhat cool and damp, providing sufficient precipitation for an optimal start to the ripening phase. The ripening process was also positively influenced by a very warm and dry August. The autumn weather was very fine at the beginning of the harvest, with just a few rainy days during the whole picking process, allowing all grape varieties in every type of location to develop in the best possible way. The 2012 white wines are of exceptional quality, with fine
fruit and acidity and a harmonious structure.

VINIFICATION

Soft pressing of the whole bunch and forced separation of the free-run must. Temperature-controlled fermentation: 80% in steel’s tank, 20% in tonneaux. Tirage made in June, 2013, second fermentation and bottle aging sur lies for 48 months. Degorgement zero dosage.

VINEYARD

The grapes are selected from the vineyards lying at 600 m a.s.l. and facing East, at the foot of the Passo della Mendola. The soil is Dolomitic limestone.

TASTING NOTES

– Golden yellow tone
– fine and persistent perlage, thanks to the long time on the lees
– white flowers memories, definite smell and lively minerality
– bright and rapturous acidity

RECOMMENDATION

“I drink […] when I‘m happy and when I‘m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I‘m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I‘m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it, unless I‘m thirsty.” (Lily Bollinger)