Giulio Cocchi launches at Vinitaly its Alta Langa Pas Dosé vintage 2011
5000 bottles and 500 Magnum for Pas Dosé vintage 2011, Alta Langa Metodo Classico Brut Nature by Cocchi from Pinot Noir that will be first presented at Vinitaly, from April 9th to 12th at Giulio Cocchi Booth Q3 Hall 10 Piedmont
Three vintages after the first Pas Dosé 2008, vintage 2011 is characterized by grapes with unexpectedly concentrated and acid grapes – what actually guaranteed a good result in the long aging.
The love story between Cocchi and the Alta Langa denomination is expressed in a production of Metodo Classico from over 125 years: TotoCorde is the most classic cuvee, with Pinot Noir and Chardonny. Bianc ‘d Bianc is pure Chardonnay, while Rösa is the rosé wine obtained only from Pinot Noir.
2011 has been a stimulating year for the wine growers: if for the great red wines the delay of the vintage period represented a limit for the grapes maturation, for Alta Langa grapes the weather condition created a perfect acidity for a Metodo Classico and allowed the right harvesting period, in the optimal maturation moment.
Six years have already passed since that vintage and when the first bottles have been disgorged, we could confirm the best expression of this cuvée of pure Pinot Noir with no dosage.
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir Champagne fine biotype
Harvesting by hand in crates
Must yield: 7800 kg of grapes for a must yield of 55%.
In line with Cocchi style, grapes have been fermenting for three weeks in small steel vats. The cuvée has been prepared at the end of winter with 100% Pinot Noir; prise de mousse and aging sur lattes for the first bottles lasted 60 months.
The remuage is totally manual on wooden pupitres with dégorgement à la glace in March 2017
Zero sugars added and zero liqueur at the dégorgement.
The perfumes candor allows to recognize the purity of this Alta Langa, the long aging reveals the thick body of the best Pinot Noir.
The well defined flavour and the remarkable freshness underline the persistent sapidity of Alta Langa vintage. The decidedly dry taste cracks on the palate with raw hazelnut notes and white candied fruits; vigorous but involving for the good balance of the lightly acid tones.