Our wines

Spumante Chardonnay DOC Blanc del Blanc “Andrè”

Grapes used: 100% Chardonnay grapes, selected and harvested by hand only from the best grapes of our high hill vineyards , cultivated at the Colombo – Cascina Pastori winery in Bubbio in the Province of Asti, Piedmont.
Vineyard age: 8-9 years
Cultivation system: Guyot
Planting density: 5200 plants per hectare Yield: 70 q.li
Yield of wine grapes: 50%
Production technique: after harvest follows a very soft pressing. The must undergoes a static clarification, then Alcoholic fermentation takes place at controlled temperature (13-14 ° C) in steel tanks. The second fermentation occurs in the bottle according to the Classic Method to obtain fine and persistent perlage in about 40-50 days in the cool underground cellars of Cascina Pastori.

Subsequent aging on the lees for a minimum period of 36 months will complete the complexity and stability of the wine. Traditional riddling and disgorgement of pupitres à la glace , then follows a couple of months for perfect aging in bottle, before release.
Color: bright gold with green highlights, the sparkle is minute, and tightened & persistent.
Bouquet: fine and complex, is expressed with hints of flowers and fruits of white pulp that give an enveloping and sweet nose.
Taste: is elegant with great balance and excellent persistence.
Alcohol content: 13%.Vol
Total acidity: 6,2 g/lt.
Dry extract: 19,4 g/lt.
Serving temperature: 6-8 ° C
Food Pairings: we advise first and second dishes of fish and or lean meats, fresh cheeses.
Winemaker: Riccardo Cotarella.

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