Banfi was among the seven historic houses that, claiming the Piedmont roots of traditional Italian sparkling wine, in 1990 gave the go-to project Spumante Metodo Classico in Piedmont. In 2008 was finally obtained the Alta Langa DOCG appellation.
Soil: marly-calcareous soil with a small percentage of clay.
Trellising System: Guyot
Vine Density: 4000 vines/ha.
Hectar Yeald: 110 q/ha.
Pinot Noir (minimum 70%) and Chardonnay (maximum 30%), hand-picked in the hilltop vineyards in Piedmont in a designated area in the provinces of Cuneo, Asti and Alessandria
METHOD OF PRODUCTION
Fermentation :the first in temperature-controlled (17°C) stainless-steel tanks; the second in bottle according to the Classic Method with residence on the lees for 30 months
THE WINEMAKER COMMENT
Straw yellow color, fine and very persistent perlage. Intense and fragrant bouquet, characterized by hints of citrus peel, yeast and vanilla. In the mouth it expresses all its elegance and harmony that ends up in a fresh and savory finish on the palate.