Cuvée Aurora Rosé

Alta Langa DOCG Talento Metodo Classico

Spumanti Metodo Classico & Charmat

Cuvée Aurora Rosé

Production Area

Vinified at Banfi Piemonte estate cellars in Strevi, this elegant wine is the expression of the Alta Langa project.

GRAPE VARIETIES

Pinot Noir 100%. All grapes are selected and hand picked exclusively in our hilltop Piedmontese vineyards located in the provinces of Cuneo, Asti and Alessandria.

Method of production

One hour skin contact cold maceration prepares the grapes for soft crushing. The must is clarified and fermented at controlled temperatures (17° C). The final cuvée consist of 90% of clear wine and 10% of the previous vintage wine aged in French oak barriques. Fermentation takes place in the bottle according to the Classical Method. Yeast contact is extended for at least 24 months followed by traditional hand riddling (rémuage) on pupitres and dégorgement à la glace. Follows an ideal bottle aging.

The winemaker comment

Added to the Banfi Piemonte Alta Langa's project. This sparkling rosé, made by 100% of Pinot Noir grapes, is well known for its harmonic character and elegant silkiness.

Vintage notes 2013

  • CUVEE AURORA ROSÉ
  • Denomination ALTA LANGA DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Pinot Noir
  • Method of production

    One-hour skin contact cold maceration before a gentle crushing. The must is clarified and fermented at controlled temperature (17°). The final cuvée consists of 90% of clear wine and 10% of the same wine from the previous vintage aged in French oak barrels. Fermentation takes place in the bottle according to the Classical Method. Yeast contact is extended for at least 24 months followed by traditional hand riddling (rémuage) on pupitres and dégorgement à la glace. The wine undergoes further bottle aging before release.

Specifications
  • BRIX 18,5
  • ALCOHOL 12,8%
  • PH 3,09
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 19,90
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 5,00
  • Total acidity 6,4
  • Malic Acidity 2,2
  • Volatile Acidity 0,18
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 115
  • Free 36
  • Seasonal Outcome The growing cycle began 15 days later than the usual time frame, as it used to be in the ’90s: the harvest of the early ripening grape varieties - like Pinot Noir – started on September 2nd. The copious rainfalls during winter and early-spring time were followed by spring and summer period with mild temperatures and a perfect seasonal pattern in September, marked by wide-range difference in temperature between night and day. The grapes were found in perfect quality conditions with a great acidity and varietal perfumes development. The persisting of these conditions during the harvest time helped an excellent ripening of the grapes.
TASTING

Pale pink colour, fine and very persistent perlage. The nose is intense and very elegant, with notes of golden apple, wild rose and vanilla. The palate reveals great structure and harmony alongside a full and silky flavour.

  • CUVEE AURORA ROSÉ
  • Denomination ALTA LANGA DOC
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Pinot Noir
  • Method of production

    One hour skin contact cold maceration before a gentle crushing. The must is clarified and fermented at controlled temperature (17°). The final cuvée consists of 90% of clear wine and 10% of the same wine from the previous vintage aged in French oak barrels. Fermentation takes place in the bottle according to the Classical Method. Yeast contact is extended for at least 24 months followed by traditional hand riddling (rémuage) on pupitres and dégorgement à la glace. The wine undergoes further bottle aging before release.

Specifications
  • BRIX 18.00
  • ALCOHOL 12.60%
  • PH 3,11
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 19,40
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 4.5
  • Total acidity 6,4
  • Malic Acidity 2,2
  • Volatile Acidity 0,18
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 110
  • Free 36
  • Seasonal Outcome The growing cycle began in the usual time frame, with dry weather in April and May. June was marked by cooler temperatures and a lack of rainfall. Summer saw a return to regular average temperatures in July through mid-August, when a sudden heat wave raised temperatures over 40°C (104°F) through the end of the month. A sun-drenched September, with normal average temperatures, allowed for a good harvest.
TASTING

Pale pink colour, fine and very persistent perlage. The nose is intense and very elegant, with notes of golden apple, wild rose and vanilla. The palate reveals great structure and harmony alongside a full and silky flavour

  • Cuvée Aurora Rosé
  • Denomination ALTA LANGA DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Pinot Noir
  • Method of production

    One hour skin contact cold maceration before a gentle crushing. The must is clarified and fermented at controlled temperature (17°). The final cuvée consists of 90% of clear wine and 10% of the same wine from the previous vintage aged in French oak barrels. Fermentation takes place in the bottle according to the Classical Method. Yeast contact is extended for at least 24 months followed by traditional hand riddling (rémuage) on pupitres and dégorgement à la glace. The wine undergoes further bottle aging before release.

Specifications
  • BRIX 18,00
  • ALCOHOL 12,60%
  • PH 3,11
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 19.40
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 4,5
  • Total acidity 6.3
  • Malic Acidity 2.2
  • Volatile Acidity 0,35
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 140
  • Free 32
  • Seasonal Outcome Heavy winter snows followed by copious rainfall throughout the warm spring combined to delay the start of the vine’s growth cycle. A return to average summer temperatures helped the grapes to recover and achieve normal ripeness. Dry weather and a good difference between day and night temperatures at the end of August/beginning of September yielded an excellent harvest.
TASTING

Pale pink colour, fine and very persistent perlage. The nose is intense and very elegant, with notes of golden apple, wild rose and vanilla. The palate reveals a great structure and harmony and a full and silky flavour.

  • Cuvée Aurora Rosé
  • Denomination Alta Langa DOC
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Pinot Noir
  • Method of production

    One hour skin contact cold maceration before a gentle crushing. The must is clarified and fermented at controlled temperature (17°). The final cuvée consists of 90% of clear wine and 10% of the same wine from the previous vintage aged in French oak barrels. Fermentation takes place in the bottle according to the Classical Method. Yeast contact is extended for at least 24 months followed by traditional hand riddling (rémuage) on pupitres and dégorgement à la glace. The wine undergoes further bottle aging before release.

Specifications
  • BRIX 18.40
  • ALCOHOL 12.50%
  • PH 3.16
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 20.0
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 9.5
  • Color intensity Bentonite
  • Total acidity 6.3
  • Malic Acidity 2.1
  • Volatile Acidity 0.40
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 140
  • Free 32
  • Seasonal Outcome Heavy winter snows followed by copious rainfall throughout the warm spring combined to delay the start of the vine’s growth cycle. A return to average summer temperatures helped the grapes to recover and achieve normal ripeness. Dry weather and a good difference between day and night temperatures at the end of August/beginning of September yielded an excellent harvest.
TASTING

Light pink colour, with fine and persistentperlage. Intense, enveloping and elegant perfume, with hints of apple, rosehip and vanilla. In the mouth, it reveals a good structure, silky and harmonious flavour.

  • Cuvée Aurora Rosé
  • Denomination DOC
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Pinot Noir
  • Method of production

    One hour skin contact cold maceration before a gentle crushing. The must is clarified and fermented at controlled temperature (17°). The final cuvée consists of 90% of clear wine and 10% of the same wine from the previous vintage aged in French oak barrels. Fermentation takes place in the bottle according to the Classical Method. Yeast contact is extended for at least 24 months followed by traditional hand riddling (rémuage) on pupitres and dégorgement à la glace. The wine undergoes further bottle aging before release.

Specifications
  • BRIX 18.10
  • ALCOHOL 12.40%
  • PH 3.11
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 20.50
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 10.5
  • Total acidity 6.50
  • Malic Acidity 2.20
  • Volatile Acidity 0.30
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 150
  • Free 38
  • Seasonal Outcome Winter was characterized by unusually heavy snowfall, but was followed by a normal, rainy spring. Warm temperatures in the second half of May encouraged an early start to the growing cycle, with flowering and setting approximately ten days earlier than usual. Rainfall in June and August created optimal conditions for ripening of the grapes, yielding wines of great quality.
TASTING

Light pink color. The perlage is fine and very persistent. The aromas are intense, enveloping and elegant, with notes of Golden apple, rosehip and vanilla. In the mouth, it is full bodied, silky and harmonious.   

  • Cuvée Aurora Rosé
  • Denomination DOC
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Pinot Noir
  • Method of production

    One hour skin contact cold maceration before a gentle crushing. The must is clarified and fermented at controlled temperature (17°). The final cuvée consists of 90% of clear wine and 10% of the same wine from the previous vintage aged in French oak barrels. Fermentation takes place in the bottle according to the Classical Method. Yeast contact is extended for at least 24 months followed by traditional hand riddling (rémuage) on pupitres and dégorgement à la glace. The wine undergoes further bottle aging before release.

Specifications
  • BRIX 18.25
  • ALCOHOL 12.40%
  • PH 3.40
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 20
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 11.3
  • Total acidity 5.80
  • Malic Acidity 1.50
  • Volatile Acidity 0.30
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 140
  • Free 38
  • Seasonal Outcome Winter and Spring temperatures were a bit warmer than average and with less rainfall, allowing the vine to begin its growing cycle early and finish with a harvest 15 days earlier than the previous year. Rainfall in June and late August allowed the grapes to achieve optimal levels of ripeness, setting the stage for a well-balanced wine.
TASTING

Pale pink color. The excellent and continuous perlage brings forth fresh notes of roses together with velvety hints of white peach, followed by a light hint of pan brioche. On the palate the wine is both savory and crisp.

  • Cuvée Aurora Rosé
  • Denomination DOC
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Pinot Noir
  • Method of production

    One hour skin contact cold maceration before a gentle crushing. The must is clarified and fermented at controlled temperature (17°). The final cuvée consists of 90% of clear wine and 10% of the previous vintage wine aged in French oak barriques. Fermentation takes place in the bottle according to the Classical Method. Yeast contact is extended for at least 24 months followed by traditional hand riddling (rémuage) on pupitres and dégorgement à la glace. The wine undergoes further bottle aging before release.

Specifications
  • BRIX 19,10
  • ALCOHOL 12.10%
  • PH 3.11
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 20,50
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 12,5
  • Total acidity 6.5
  • Malic Acidity 2.20
  • Volatile Acidity 0.30
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 150
  • Free 38
  • Seasonal Outcome Winter and Spring temperatures were a bit warmer than average and with less rainfall, allowing the vine to begin its growing cycle early and finish with a harvest 15 days earlier than the previous year. Rainfall in June and late August allowed the grapes to achieve optimal levels of ripeness, setting the conditions for a well made, balanced wine.
TASTING

Brilliant pink powder colour for this Metodo Classico that shows a long and delicate perlage. Strong and elegant bouquet, with fruity notes of apple and more complex scents of vanilla and rosehips. Good structure and balance.

  • Cuvée Aurora Rosé
  • Denomination DOC
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Pinot Noir
  • Method of production

    One hour skin contact cold maceration before a gentle crushing. The must is clarified and fermented at controlled temperature (17°). The final cuvée consists of 90% of clear wine and 10% of the previous vintage wine aged in French oak barriques. Fermentation takes place in the bottle according to the Classical Method. Yeast contact is extended for at least 24 months followed by traditional hand riddling (rémuage) on pupitres and dégorgement à la glace. The wine undergoes further bottle aging before release.

Specifications
  • BRIX 21,70
  • ALCOHOL 12.60%
  • PH 3.15
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 21
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 8,2
  • Total acidity 6,5
  • Malic Acidity 2.60
  • Volatile Acidity 0.25
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 140
  • Free 41
  • Seasonal Outcome Regular rainfall throughout the spring allowed for good water reserves in the soil to last through the hot summer months. Elevated temperatures in July allowed the grapes to ripen exceptionally well, enhanced by a good balance between day and night temperatures in August. Warm weather in August made for optimal harvest conditions.
TASTING

Intense pink color with tiny and particularly persistent perlage. On the nose fruity notes of Golden apple, but also more complex hints of vanilla and wild rose. These intense and elegant aromas are followed by a great structure on the palate, where the wine is full bodied, round, silky and harmonious.

  • Cuvée Aurora Rosé Alta Langa
  • Denomination DOC
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Pinot Noir
  • Method of production

    One hour skin contact cold maceration prepares the grapes for soft crushing. The must is clarified and fermented at controlled temperature (17°). The final cuvée consists of 90% of clear wine and 10% of the previous vintage wine aged in French oak barriques. Fermentation takes place in the bottle according to the Classical Method. Yeast contact is extended for at least 24 months followed by traditional hand riddling (rémuage) on pupitres and dégorgement à la glace. Follows an ideal bottle aging.

Specifications
  • BRIX 21,90
  • ALCOHOL 12.80%
  • PH 3.10
  • EXTRACT JUICE NET (G/LT.) 22
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/LT.) 9,2
  • Total acidity 6,3
  • Malic Acidity 2.40
  • Volatile Acidity 0.25
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 145
  • Free 38
  • Seasonal Outcome Good climate conditions during spring followed by a summer with temperatures lower than usual and a rainy august. The sunny first two weeks of September yielded for optimal harvesting conditions. Late September and beginning of October have been characterized for a continuous change in sunny and rainy days. Generous spacing between rows of vines played a positive role, allowing for optimal airflow and avoiding risk of mold also for late varietals.
TASTING

Pale pink color with tiny very persistent perlage. The bouquet is intense and charming elegant, with notes of apple, vanilla and wild rose. On the palate it’s full bodied, round, silky and harmonious.

 

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