LANGHE DOC RIESLING
A Rhenish Riesling planted in Cascine Drago in the 1980s: with fresh citrus flavours in the first year, it later develops the classic complex notes of this grape variety, still with fresh acidity, which gives it good ageing potential.
IN THE VINEYARD
Grapevine: 100% Rhine Riesling
Average altitude: approx. 330 metres above sea level
Year of planting: in Alba 1987
Strains per hectare: approx. 4,000
Yield in litres per hectare: approx. 5,000
Harvest period: 10-20 September
Manual harvesting, soft pressing, clarification for 24 hours at 8° to 10° C., decanting, alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel at a temperature of 20° to 22°, no malolactic fermentation, storage on fine lees for several months. Natural refrigeration in winter, spring bottling, resting in the bottle for a few months before shipment.
Alcohol content: 12-13% vol.
Total acidity: 7-8 gr/l.
Dry extract: 18-20 gr/l.
Straw yellow with greenish reflections, elegant nose with mountain flowers, pervasive and continuous minerality, strong citrus flavour. In the mouth, acid flavour, complexity, volume and length. Possible improvement over time.
From aperitifs to fish hors d’oeuvres.
Serving temperature: 9 /11° C. - Serve in a tulip glass