Consorzio Alta Langa docg: Giulio Bava confirmed president
Giulio Bava has been reelected to the presidency of Consorzio Alta Langa.
Second mandate for the oenologist of Asti, born in 1962, already president of the Assoenologi Piemonte and Val d’Aosta and owner with his family of the centuries-old winery Cocchi, one of the founders of Consorzio Alta Langa.
At his side, confirmed in the role of vice president, Carlo Bussi – winemaker of San Marzano Oliveto.
“The goal of Consorzio – as explained by Giulio Bava – is to complete the doubling of the vineyard area in the next two years expanding from the current 110 hectares to 200. Accordingly, the aim is to reach a production of one million bottles compared to the current 650 thousand. We’re also working hard in promoting the appellation: in recent years, indeed our presence at the events throughout the country has been continuous and very qualified.
As already in 2015, in July we will play an active role in the framework of the Wine Project at Collisioni held in Barolo, with dedicated meetings amidst journalists and sommeliers. 2016 is bringing us great and good news: from the entrance in the team structure of other sparkling wine producers such as Brandini of La Morra, Contratto and Coppo of Canelli and Rizzi of Treiso to the fruitful collaboration with BIM (Banca Intermobiliare) and Vetreria Etrusca. Remarkable also the Altalanga presence at the upcoming Salone del Gusto in Turin as bubble queen of the event “.
Also the board of directors has been renewed for a leadership up to 2019. The elected members as regards sparkling wine companies are: Paola Visconti (F.lli Gancia), Alberto Lazzarino (Banfi), Bernardino Sani (Enrico Serafino) , Piero Bagnasco (Fontanafredda) and Mariacristina Castelletta (Tosti). For the agricultural part: Luciano Chiarle, Luciano Ferrero, Gianpaolo Menotti, Giacinto Balbo, Loredana Penna.
The board consists of the president Barbara Carrero, Terenzio Ravotto and Franco Brezza (Martini & Rossi) as auditors.
ALTA LANGA PROJECT, BETWEEN HISTORIC HOUSES AND WINEGROWERS – The idea of the Alta Langa project starts in the eighties thanks to the cooperation between the historic Piedmont sparkling wine companies and the winemakers in collaboration with the Experimental Institute for Enology. On March 5th, 1990 the production of a metodo classico sparkling wine Alta Langa becomes official. In 2002 it obtains the recognition as D.O.C. – controlled appelation of origin and starting from vintage2008, Alta Langa bottles have the D.O.C.G. – controlled and guaranteed appellation of origin.
Consorzio today gathers more than 70 winemakers and 19 wineries: Paolo Avezza (Canelli – Asti), Banfi Piemonte (Strevi – Alessandria), Bera Valter (Neviglie – Cuneo), Paolo Berruti (Santo Stefano Belbo – Cuneo), Bretta Rossa (Tagliolo Monferrato – Alessandria), Giulio Cocchi (Asti), Enrico Serafino (Canale – Cuneo), Fontanafradda (Serralunga – Cuneo), F.lli Gancia (Canelli – Asti), Germano Ettore (Serralunga – Cuneo), Martini & Rossi (Pessione – Torino), Monteoliveto di Casà (Monticello d’Alba – Cuneo), Az. Agr. Pianbello (Loazzolo – Asti), Tosti (Canelli – Asti), Colombo Cascina Pastori (Bubbio – Asti). The most recent entries are Brandini (La Morra – Cuneo), Contratto (Canelli – Asti), Coppo (Canelli – Asti), Rizzi (Treiso – Cuneo).
ALTA LANGA, ALTE BOLLICINE PIEMONTESI – Wine obtained from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, Alta Langa can only be “vintage” and grown in vineyards over 250 meters a.s.l. in a limited area among the provinces of Asti, Alessandria and Cuneo.
Alta Langa possesses a remarkable range of perfumes and a rare complexity, characteristics that develop thanks to the refinement in bottle on yeasts for no less than thirty months. It is produced as a brut (white and rosé) and it can become Riserva with a longer permanence on the yeasts for the best vintages.
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