Asti Extra Dry Segreto | Pianbello

Sale price€15,00

Bollicina
Piemonte ( IT )
Asti DOCG
Moscato 100%
Enjoy it within 2-3 years.
12,5% vol.

Production and refinement

Selected grapes harvested by hand in the last decade of September in perforated crates of 20 kg.

The grapes are gently pressed, the must is settled and stored at a controlled temperature in thermo-conditioned tanks at 0°C. The wine then undergoes fermentation in autoclaves at a temperature of 12/13°C with selected yeasts. The wine rests on the lees with daily batonnage for 4-6 weeks. Maturation and refinement in stainless steel tanks, with the sparkling process in the summer following the harvest according to the Charmat Method.

Organoleptic analysis

Visual exam

Light straw yellow with greenish hues, fine and creamy foam, persistent fine perlage.

Olfactory examination

On the nose, it is distinctive, delicate, with pleasant citrusy aromatic notes (lemon, mandarin, orange).

Taste test

In the mouth, it is warm and creamy, savory, fresh, and pleasantly smooth.

Contents index

From the vineyard to the table: discover our wine

Ready for a journey to discover Asti Extra Dry Segreto | Pianbello ? We will now take you to delve deeper into every aspect of this exceptional wine through three key sections:

Cellar

Come and learn about the history and values ​​of the winery which passionately grows and transforms grapes into wine

Territory

Immerse yourself in the land that gives life to these unique grapes, discovering the climate and terroir that influence its character

Pairings

Get expert advice on the perfect pairings that will enhance both the wine and your meal

The cellar

Country: Italy

Region: Piedmont, Asti

Hectares of vineyards: 31

Pianbello

The company is located in Loazzolo, in the province of Asti. The winery's logo features the image of a wolf, which is present in the coat of arms of the Municipality of Loazzolo.

The agricultural estate extends over 60 hectares, 31 of which are vineyards. The name "Loazzolo" derives from the Latin "Lupatolium," meaning the place where wolves roam, the ancient Latin name of Loazzolo.

Pianbello

A river called Rio dei Lupi (River of the Wolves) flows near Cascina Pianbello: here, the Cirio family, with years of intimately peasant history dedicated to the production of quality wine, makes the best use of the exceptional resources that these lands offer, producing for two generations the typical wines of the Langhe of Asti and Canelli.

Pianbello's grape production systems are traditional and based on ancient knowledge and experience, with winemaking processes that respect the highest quality criteria.

Region and territory

piemonte

Great wines that express the perfection of a terroir

Piedmont

Great wines that express the perfection of a terroir

Piedmont

Great wines that express the perfection of a terroir

Piedmont

In Piedmont, the first traces of viticulture date back to pre-Roman times (precisely to the Bronze Age, around 1500 B.C.), and although today the peak of quality is found in the region's great red wines, Piedmont also produces excellent white wines and sparkling wines.

The role of Piedmont has been fundamental for the development of modern Italian winemaking. It is here that the first examples of zoning of wine-growing areas were recorded, introducing concepts such as terroir and cru to Italian wines. Thanks to zoning, if a wine is produced exclusively from grapes coming from a single vineyard or parcel, the geographical indication appears on the label, increasing its prestige.

In addition to the geographical delineations indicated on the map, Piedmont is divided into 8 zones that group the 16 DOCG and 42 regional DOCs. Among these, we remember in the north the famous Gattinara DOCG and Ghemme DOCG, near Turin the Erbaluce di Caluso DOCG, in Monferrato the Barbera del Monferrato Superiore DOCG, Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG, Dogliani DOCG, Ovada DOCG, Gavi DOCG, and Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG, ending with Roero DOCG to the left of the Tanaro river and, in the Langhe region, with the famous Barolo DOCG, Barbaresco DOCG, and Dogliani DOCG.

In Piedmont, the revolution in the world of wine began, bringing Italy back to the forefront of high-quality production. Here, with few exceptions, single-varietal wines are produced, which best express the characteristics of the terroir and magnificently exalt the Piedmontese territory.

Monferrato

The Monferrato area is one of the most important wine regions worldwide, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among these picturesque hills, Barbera is produced, a truly extraordinary, versatile, and fresh grape variety.

In Monferrato, vineyards almost entirely cover the hilltops and slopes, interspersed with small woods, in landscapes of great beauty. The wide diversity of soils allows for the production of very complex wines with a broad bouquet.

The soils are calcareous-marly, ranging in color from white to light gray or beige, rich in calcium carbonate. This allows for the production of full-bodied wines, rich in color (in reds), sometimes with a hint of tufa, suitable for aging. The red soils, on the other hand, are deeper and richer, containing clay, silt, iron oxides, and magnesium, and are excellent for producing white wines. The sandy soils of Asti produce excellent red wines characterized by low acidity and fast saturation.

Finally, on these soils, during very dry years, the vine may suffer from water stress because the higher percentage of sand does not allow the soil to retain water.

Monferrato, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, produces versatile and fresh Barbera in calcareous-marly soils, yielding complex and characteristic wines.

Recommended pairings and dishes

Matching by concordance

A fresh and soft Extra Dry, with fine bubbles, to be paired by similarity with not too structured dishes. Its intense aromas call for pairings with equally aromatic dishes.

Matching by contrast

The beautiful effervescence of the wine allows pairings with dishes characterized by a certain richness. Moreover, the wine's residual sugar makes it perfect with savory preparations.

Pairs well with

First courses with vegetables, fried foods, cured meats, and earthy appetizers.

Matching by concordance

A fresh and soft Extra Dry, with fine bubbles, to be paired by similarity with not too structured dishes. Its intense aromas call for pairings with equally aromatic dishes.

Matching by contrast

The beautiful effervescence of the wine allows pairings with dishes characterized by a certain richness. Moreover, the wine's residual sugar makes it perfect with savory preparations.

Pairs well with

First courses with vegetables, fried foods, cured meats, and earthy appetizers.

Mixed Fry Piemonte Style

A recipe from the peasant tradition and a symbol of Piedmontese cuisine, a recovery dish, prepared with leftovers such as veal slices, sausages, lamb ribs, semolina, amaretti cookies, apples, artichokes, fennel, zucchini but also brain, liver, and sweetbreads. A tasty, fragrant, and fun dish.

Pumpkin Soup with Ginger

A classic first course, typical of the autumn season, of medium texture, intense and flavorful, with excellent aromatic persistence.

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