Appellation: Umbria IGT
Blend: Chardonnay, Grechetto
Tasting note: The 2014 wine has less structure and more acidity while the colour is bright. The aromas range from flint to citrus fruit with some yellow plum sensations. The mouthfeel is saline, agile, fresh and very elegant with a subtle yet very long finish.
Vinified at Banfi Piemonte estate cellars in Strevi, this elegant wine is the expression of the Alta Langa project.
GRAPE VARIETIES: Pinot noir (70%) and Chardonnay (30%). All grapes are selected and hand-picked in hilltop Piedmontese vineyards located in the provinces of Cuneo, Asti and Alessandria.
PRODUCTION TECHNIQUE: Soft pressing of the grapes is followed by clarification of the must and by fermentation at controlled temperatures. 10% of the cuvée consists of the previous vintage wine, aged in barrique. Fermentation takes place in the bottle according to the Classical Method. Yeast contact is extended for at least 30 months followed by traditional hand riddling (remuage) on pupitres and dégorgement à la glace.
Color: pale gold colour with tiny and persistent perlage.
Bouquet: intense and fragrant with notes of yeast and vanilla.
Taste: on the palate the wine is well balanced with gentle acidity and harmonious with a soft hint of bitterness on finish.
WINEMAKER’S NOTES: Alta Langa is a new Piedmontese DOC appellation. In each bottle of Cuvée Aurora, the current vintage is enriched by the addition of 10% of the previous vintage cuvée aged in oak barrels. The result is very round, rich and long aging sparkling wine.
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Classic Malt Social at Palladium
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Private tasting at Flavor Diaries
Great fun to host a tasting and share Indian origin wines, beer and single malt for 14 of Dubai’s leading bartenders during their current tour of India on behalf of Glenfiddich at Flavour Diaries. The tasting included Sula Vineyards, Reveilo Winery, Fratelli Vineyards, Casablanca Sparkling Wine, Charosa Vineyards, Bira 91 and Paul John.
Paul John tasting at KODE
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