Torre degli Alberi
Among the high hills of Pavese Oltrepò, the terroir of the Torre degli Alberi Farm enjoys a temperate climate with a high temperature range, especially in the summer, which is particularly favorable for cultivation of a vineyard destined to spumante production. In fact, spumante grapes require very hot days and colder nights to become pleasantly cool and accentuate the aromatic profile that comes from sharp floral notes and a pleasing slightly acidic quality.
It is in this context that an ancient vineyard has been renewed over a period of years and entirely planted with Pinot Noir for the production of high quality spumante.
Torre degli Alberi spumantes are produced using an organic method that begins with the planting of the vine: no herbicides, pesticides or chemical treatments, just organic manure fertilizers and anti-disease products that remain on the outside of the plants during their life cycle. In the cellar, too, the strictest respect is maintained for regulations controlling organic production.
Making Sparkling Wine
After the wine harvest, the grape transformation cycle begins in the cellar: slow and soft pressing, the immediate lowering of the temperature and successive fermentation at a low temperature for 15 days; batonnage (stirring) of the fine lees for 3 months. This is followed by the second fermentation. The Charmat spumante method involves 6 months in an autoclave, while the bottled Classic method requires sur lie aging for at least 24 months.
The result is a spumante rich in perfumes and flavors, easy to drink, with extremely low sulfite content (30-50 mg), which is far below the quantity permitted by organic regulations (155 mg)
Oltrepò Pavese Pinot Nero Spumante Bianco DOCG Brut Biologico – Classic Method, 24 months of sur lie aging, 100 % Pinot Noir
Oltrepò Pavese Pinot Nero Spumante Rosé DOCG Brut Biologico – “Cruasé” – Classic Method, 24 months of sur lie aging, 100 % Pinot Noir
Oltrepò Pavese Pinot Nero Spumante Bianco DOCG Pas Dosé Biologico – Classic Method, 24 months of sur lie aging, 100 % Pinot Noir
Oltrepò Pavese Pinot Nero Spumante Bianco DOC Brut Biologico – long Charmat Method, 6 months of sur lie aging, 100% Pinot Noir