Grape varietis: 50% Pinot nero and 50% Chardonnay.
Vineyard situation: Faedo in Pianezzi at 500 m. above the sea level. with South-West exposure and Palai locality at 700 m. above the sea level. with southern exposure; Cembra in Valbona (lateral valley to the Val di Cembra) at an altitude of 450 m. above the sea level.
Training system: “pergoletta trentina aperta” with a vine density of 6500 plants for hectare.
Soil: Faedo is located between the Permian formation of the porphyritic platform and the Werfenian deposits of sandstones, siltstones, marls, limestones and dolomites. The soil is variable in depth from 30 to 100 cm, it is muddy-calcareous type and rests on a marly conglomerate.
Valbona, on the other hand, was shaped in ancient times by the retreat of glaciers and later by the work of the Scorzai stream. Digging in the porphyritic rock (volcanic origin), sandy soils with a dark brown color, rich in skeleton, have originated.
Life of wine: 5– 6 years.
Type of bottle: Champagne/SparklingWine bottle in cartons of 6 bottles, Magnum of 1,5 lt, Jéroboam of 3 lt e Mathusalem of 6 lt.
The color is lovely light pink with hints of copper. The perlage is really fine as the bubbles bead through the wine forming a persistent crown. The bouquet offers red fruit fragrances and you may detect hints of marasca cherries and a note of raspberry, as the Pinot Noir shines brightly in this spumante. The Chardonnay brings its elements to the party with notes of toasted almonds, hazelnuts and an underlying hay-like character.
The fermentation of the base takes place in small oak barrels, in particular Pinot Noir is placed in drums previously used to age our “Divino” distillate. The base wines remain 6 months on their own yeast, with “the effect of the hourglass” weekly the wine must be remixed. In spring it is passed to the refermentation in the bottle. Disgorgement takes place at no less than 18/24 months on yeasts.