2015 delivered a favourable climate during the entire season, from blossoming to harvest. The summer was warm and dry with few raining days offering us very healthy grapes. Alta Langa harvest happens a little bit earlier than the regular time (about 7 days) and the grapes were perfectly well balanced in structure, sugar and acidity. According to that, the wines are elegant and straight, really expressing the terroir.
Vintage: Millesimato 2015
Winemaker: Paolo Giacosa
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
On lees: 36 months (1rst disgorgement)
Disgorgement: 4 disgorgements per vintage
Growing Area: Sessame, Mango, Trezzo Tinella
Alcohol: 12,50 % by volume
Food: It is the aperitif sparkling wine by excellence. Also, enjoyable all through the meal.
No oak Oak
Sugar 3 g/L Extra Brut
Colour: Straw-yellow with golden hues. Delightful sparkling with fine and persistent “perlage”.
Nose: Wide, complex, attractive, delicate, linden flowers, citrus fruit, honey and mineral hints.
Palate: Multifaceted, wide, straight, dry, fresh of citrus, both elegant and intense with rich crispy texture and a long mineral aftertaste. Special affinity nose-palate.
Serving: 4 - 6 °C.
Cellaring: 4 - 6 years.
Exposure: W, NW
Vines age: 10-25 years
Altitude: 400-450 m/asl
Harvests: 100% hand-harvested
Training system: Guyot
Farming practices: Sustainable Viticulture
FERMENTATION PROCESS: Grape bunches are hand-sorted on a vibrant 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: The foam formation is carried out according to the traditional method of fermentation in the bottle, with aging on lees for at least 36 months. The liqueur d’expedition added after disgorgement is made following our secret recipe including reserve wines and sugar (3 g/L). We proudly avoid any spirits in our dosage.
Enrico Serafino’s Alta Langa are Pinot Noir driven and this one is the first 100% Chardonnay. We choose the name PROPAGO, the Latin word for bud of plants, to mark the difference.
PROPAGO is an unexpected Chardonnay adding to the typical width a crispy texture that comes from an unusual vineyard altitude.Download wine's data sheet