The vintage is characterized by a severe and prolonged winter. Heavy snowfall ensured important water reserves in the soil. Early summer was characterized by heavy rainfall and a few hail events. The mild temperatures of early August were followed by an increase throughout September. This was a singular vintage from a climatic point of view. White grapes yielded very fresh wines with pronounced acidity, and red grapes took advantage of the warm end of the season.
Vintage: Millesimato Riserva 2010 Pluto
Winemaker: Paolo Giacosa
Grapes: 100% Pinot Nero
On lees: 140 mesi
Disgorgement: 1 sboccatura per millesimo
Growing Area: Loazzolo, Vesime, Bubbio
Food: Ottimo come aperitivo, con piatti di pesce e crostacei, ostriche e caviale.
Sugar 0 gr/L Pas Dosé
Colour: straw-yellow with golden hues with fine and persistent “perlage” amazingly integrated in the wine structure.
Nose: complex, wide. Bread crust and candied fruit alternate with lime honey and small red fruits, still perceptible after the long aging sur lies.
Palate: great freshness and acid tension are grafted onto mineral and roasted hazelnut notes. It impresses with its long persistence.
Cellaring: 10 - 15 years
Exposure: E, SE, O, NO
Vines age: 25 - 28 anni
Altitude: 450 - 550 m s.l.m.
Harvests: 100% hand-harvested
Training system: Guyot
Farming practices: Sustainable Viticulture
FERMENTATION PROCESS: grape bunches are hand-sorted on a vibrating table and softly pressed in a nitrogen inert environment with yield in free-run must of 45%. This process is “100% screw conveyor free” to handle grapes as gently as possible. The must is fermented in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature and kept 6 months on lees with bâtonnage.
SPARKLING METHOD: is carried out according to the traditional method of fermentation in the bottle, with aging on lees for at least 140 months and late disgorgement. We proudly avoid any liqueur d’expédition realising Zero 140 as Pas Dosé.
Zero 140 Riserva Pas Dosé Rosé de Saignée is the best representation of the Alta Langa Metodo Classico longevity. The extraordinary almost-12 years long ageing on lees controls the power of the Pinot Noir vinified with the “Saignée” technique. The firm decision to avoid any liqueur d’expédition allows to maintain the original character of the terroir without compromises.