DUDES SPUMANTE BRUT ROSATO
DUDES: translation in Piedmont dialect of “twelve”, since this is our twelfth wine
GRAPE-VARIETY: piedmontese well-known native vine variety with red grapes
GROWING LOCATION: vineyards at low-hill level facing South-East and South-West
ALTITUDE: approx. 250 metres above sea level
SOIL: white tuffaceous marl
VINEYARDS: average age 15 years
RAISING: The vines are grown using the freestanding espalier system with Guyot pruning.
YIELD PER VINE: kg. 2,2
YIELD PER HECTARE: 4.500 – 4.700
GRAPE-HARVEST: manual; end of September, beginning of October
WINE-MAKING:after a slightly earlier harvest compared to the Langhe Freisa so as to obtain a more pronounced acidic tone, it is pressed and the rosé must is fermented in stainless steel basins at a controlled temperature. Then, using the “Martinotti” or “Charmat lungo” methods, it is frothed in autoclaves.
AGEING: in autoclave at a controlled temperature
ALCOOL: 12 % - 12,5 % vol.
COLOUR: light pink
BOUQUET: fresh fruit scent with hints of cherry, strawberry, raspberry and rose
FLAVOUR: delicate and persistent perlage. Fresh, fragrant and balanced flavour
MATCHING: excellent as an aperitif. With simple starters, fish soups, shell fish
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 8°-10° C