DOCG area for Spumante
in the Italian region Piedmont
; the high classification took place in the year 2011. The extensive zone extends in the Langhe hills
on the right bank of the Tanaro River and includes nearly 150 communities in the three southern provinces of Alessandria, Asti
and Cuneo. The defined acreage is relatively small at around 80 hectares. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna
followed by the layer name.
The sparkling wine production with French grape varieties was founded here around 1850 by Marchese Leopoldo Incisa, whose grandson Mario Incisa della Rochetta (1899-1983) founded the famous Sassicaia
created in Tuscany. The sparkling wine is made from at least 90% Pinot Nero ( Pinot Noir
) and or Chardonnay
, as well as a maximum of 10% other approved varieties. He has to go to the Metodo classico ( bottle fermentation
) with at least 30 months lees
(at the Riserva
36 months). There are the four types of wine Spumante, Spumante Rosato (or Pink or Rosé), Spumante Riserva and Spumante Rosato Riserva (or Pink or Rosé).