Alteni Di Brassica, a white wine of great value, comes from the Gaja winery. The proprietary vines extend south of the Tanaro river, in the municipality of Barbaresco, in the province of Cuneo, in the heart of the Piedmontese Langhe. A unique place, where the vines cover the hills made of white marl and blue tuff and mingle with hazelnut groves, woods and fields cultivated with grains. In this area there are the ideal conditions for the luxuriant growth of the vine, a microclimate that gives full-bodied and important wines, a subsoil rich in organic substances and well drained. The choice of producing wine from vineyards with different positions is strategic, the goal is to create a wine that can be identified by its particular structure. The harvest is done strictly by hand in mid-October, the maturation takes place, according to the disciplinary, for 26 months, 12 of which in oak or chestnut barrels. The blend used for the production of this wine appreciated over the centuries from all over the world is a cuvée made with the typical vines of these lands: Riesling, Vierner, Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Traminer. To allow easy cultivation on the hills at times inaccessible, espalier training is practiced, with Guyot pruning, only the best bunches will reach maturity. Langhe DOC, is the acronym on the label that indicates the place of origin as to be regulated. The nose is elegant, structured, balanced, with hints of small white flowers and jasmine. On the palate you can taste its minerality, great sapidity and acidity that enhance the olfactory sensations, in a finish of delicate persistence. It is dry, full and ripe at the same time, with hints of fruit, such as yellow apples, pears, peaches and pineapples. The finish offers great purity, a nice aromatic persistence and a subtle hint of vanilla. It is the ideal pairing for delicate fish-based first courses such as seafood risotto, spaghetti with seafood, carpaccio and tuna tartare, roasted swordfish and sea bream baked in foil or salted. The ideal serving temperature to enhance the bouquet of aromas and aromas typical of this wine is between 12-14 ° C. It is advisable to immerse the bottle in a bucket with ice to avoid temperature changes. The cold enhances its natural acidity and its dry and dry notes. The recommended glass is the tulip-shaped glass, which thanks to its stem allows it to maintain its tasting temperature longer.
6 months in barriques
Colour Deep yellow, almost golden
Scent Elegant and harmonious, aromatic nuances typical of the grape and fruity notes of passion fruit and papaya
Taste Very balanced, important body and thick but balanced with good freshness