Totocorde

Alta Langa DOCG
Brut Millésimé

With its TOTOCORDE, Cocchi combines the expression of the centuries-old tradition of Piedmontese Metodo Classico with the structure and power of the grapes grown in the Alta Langa.
TOTOCORDE is our signature label in the Alta Langa DOCG appellation.
It is a classical cuvée of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes.
Its quality comes from flawless grapes, the expertise in the production of sparkling wine and the long fermentation, at least 48 months in our historic cellars.

Grape variety

80% Pinot Noir
20% Chardonnay
Grapes are hand-picked in small baskets.

Vinification and sparkling wine making

Must yield is low: 4500kg of grapes in the wine presses make 2650 liters of Pinot Noir must or 2800 liters of Chardonnay must.
The first fermentation takes place in steel vats for nearly three weeks. At the end of this period, the wine is chilled down to allow sediments to settle.
The cuvée is assembled in late winter time by combining Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, all coming from the same harvest.
Foaming takes place in piled bottles and ends after aging in a fresh and dark place for four years. During this long period special, valuable characters develop and unveil.
The remuage process is done by hand on wooden A-shaped racks (the pupitres) with ice disgorgement (dégorgement à la glace).
A small dose of liqueur d’expedition with 8 grams of sugar is added to perfect a well-balanced brut.

Tasting notes

Very wide aromatic spectrum tending towards hints of candied citrus fruits. Mouthfeel is very rich in matter and volume and sapid as typical for Alta Langa, with the same citrus notes and aromas perceivable at the nose.

Riconoscimenti

VINTAGE
AWARD
SCORE
2011
Decanter World Wine Award 2017
Bronze Medal
2011
Guida I Vini d'Italia - Gambero Rosso 2017
Due Bicchieri
2011
Wine Enthusiast
91 pts
2012
Sparkle Bere Spumante 2018
5 Sfere
2013
Wine Enthusiast
92 pts
2013
Sparkle Bere Spumante 2019
4 Sfere
2013
Falstaff
93 pts
2014
Wine Enthusiast
93 pts / Editors' Choice
2014
Slow Wine 2020
Grande Vino
2014
Guida I Vini d'Italia - Gambero Rosso 2020
Due Bicchieri
2014
Guida Vinibuoni d'Italia 2020
Quattro Stelle
2015
The Wine Hunter Award 2020
Sigillo Rosso
2015
Guida Vinibuoni d'Italia 2021
Corona
2015
Sparkle Bere Spumante 2021
Quattro Sfere
2015
Guida I Vini d'Italia - Gambero Rosso 2021
Due Bicchieri - Finalisti
2016
Slow Wine 2022
Top Wine