Classification: Metodo Classico (Traditional Method)
Varieties: 60% Pinot Nero – 40% Chardonnay
Vineyard: In the comune of Santo Stefano Belbo/Calosso (300-360 m.a.s.l.)
Winemaking: After the fermentation of both grape varieties, the wine ages in old wood for around 7 months, with weekly bâtonnage. Unfiltered and unclarified.
Aging: 40 months sur lies in the bottle
Grape harvest: Last ten days of August
Tasting notes: Delicate and persistent perlage, bright straw-yellow colour with subtle amber hints. On the nose, reveals notes of freshly baked bread. The palate has considerable structure and an exceptional mouthfilling quality.
Pairings: Ideal paired with finger food, and also an excellent companion throughout the meal, though not with desserts.
Suggested serving temperature: 7°-9°C
The Marcalberto winery began its journey of excellence when it was founded by Piero Cane, already an established enologist, in Santo Stefano Belbo, the beating heart of the Langa Astigiana. The first bottles were produced in 1993, but it was only from 1996 that the production of small series of wines took shape.
With the arrival first of his son Marco, and then Marco’s brother Alberto, production increased significantly. The winery developed into a small family-run “maison”, specializing exclusively in the strictly artisanal production of traditional-method sparkling wines.
The six hectares of vineyards vary in age from 15 to 30 years and are planted with Pinot Nero and Chardonnay. Located in the comunes of Calosso, Cossano Belbo and Santo Stefano Belbo, their altitudes range from 300 to 550 metres above sea level and they have marly-chalky soils.
The winery is based in a historic residence dating back to the late 19th century and built from stone and tufa. The wines are aged here in small wooden barrels, and the cellars hold 30,000 bottles, which are disgorged no less than two years after bottling.
|product||Spumante Metodo Classico|
|grapes||60% Pinot Nero – 40% Chardonnay|
|winemaking||After the fermentation of both grape varieties, the wine ages in old wood for around 7 months, with weekly bâtonnage. Unfiltered and unclarified.|
|Ageing||40 months sur lies in the bottle|
|Food Type||Ideal paired with finger food, and also an excellent companion throughout the meal, though not with desserts.|