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Altemasi
Millesimato
CountryItaly
RegionTrentino
Grape Varieties100% Chardonnay
AppellationTrentino DOC
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Technical SheetAltemasi_Millesimato.pdf
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  • 90 Points
    Planet Grape Wine Reviews 2016
Background

Altemasi is a premium range of sparkling wines, the fruit of winemaking passion and traditions, which best express Trentino's well-deserved reputation as a top-quality wine and sparkling wine producing region. These unique wines, created using the Metodo Classico winemaking style in which the second fermentation is carried out in the bottle, are made either of 100% Chardonnay grapes (Millesimato, Brut) or blending with Pinot Noir (Graal, Pas Dos and Rose) under the prestigious denomination TRENTO DOC.

 

Grapes are grown at altitudes of 450m to 600m above sea level in Trentino (Valle dei Laghi and the hills around Trento). This area is ideal for vineyard cultivation due to its exceptional soil and climatic conditions. The Trento DOC appellation is renowned for producing some of the finest sparkling wines in Italy.

VinificationAltemasi Millesimato is made using the traditional Metodo Classico. Select grapes are hand-harvested in early September. With the close proximity of the vineyards to the winery, the grapes are quickly de-stemmed and whole berry crushed. The juice undergoes weekly bâtonage during fermentation and lees contact until tirage. Second fermentation occurs in the bottle and the wine is aged on the lees for at least 36 months prior to disgorgement.
ColorPale straw yellow with green hues.
NoseRefined and complex nose, with luscious fruity notes of citrus and peach.
PalateDry, pleasantly crisp on the palate with a well-balanced structure and a persistent perlage of minuscule bubbles.
AnalysisAlcohol: 12 %pH: 3.3RS: 7 g/LTA: 6.0 g/l
Serving SuggestionsServe at 43°-46°F. Ideal as an aperitif and to accompany 4 including deep-fried prawns or scallops in Marsala sauce.