TECHNICAL SHEET

Ricciante
name:
Ricciante [ri’tʃante]
denomination:
sparkling wine extra - dry
year:
2012
variety:
Freisa (F) 85%, Nebbiolo (N) 15%
VINEYARD
 
location:
San Sebastiano
county:
Monforte d'Alba
MGA:
-
planted:
2001 (11 y.o.)
surface:
0,48 acres | 0,35 ha
yield:
5,0 tpa (F) | 75 hl/ha
harvest:
09/21/2012 (F) & 10/09/2012 (N)
VINIFICATION:
The Freisa was crushed and pressed straight away in order to avoid heavy color. The vinification took place in a temperature controlled stainless steel tank. The Nebbiolo comes from a saignée of our Barolo. The blend has been made right after the end of the fermentation and the base wine has been kept on thin lees for 6 months. The second fermentation took place in May (Charmat method).
mlf:
none
AGEING:
"sur lies" for 6 months in a stainless steel tank (autoclave);
bottling:
26/11/2013 (Lot L1213322F3)
production:
265 cases | 3180 bottles
ANALYSES
 
alc.% vol.
12,0%
pressure:
4,2 atm
total acidity:
5,6 g/L
volat. acidity:
0,23 g/L
resid. sugars:
15,4 g/L
total SO2:
104 mg/L
deduced dry extract:
16,7 g/L

The vineyard: Own vineyards in San Sebastiano subzone of Monforte d’Alba. The soil is predominantly clay and limestone, some gray and blue tuff with sand under 10%.

The variety: The Freisa is an ancient grape variety with unclear origin that is now mostly found in the Monferrato and Chieri zones in Piedmont, in the Langhe area it's nearly extinct. The traditional wine from Freisa is red, light and with some residual CO2 to make it "vivace", very few producers do a rosé sparkling wine from it.

The wine: We took the risk and the result gave us satisfaction. This is a festive wine, light and with a beautiful color, floral and wild berry aromas.

The name: The hedgehog (“riccio” [rEE-choh]) is our symbol. Riccio + spumante = Ricciante.

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