Banfi Brut Metodo Classico from Castello Banfi’s Banfi Piemonte winery, which produces a wide range of unique sparkling wines. This is a pale straw sparkling wine with tiny and persistent perlage. A cuvée produced from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc grapes that captures the freshness of these varieties.
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|Grapes||Pinot Nero, Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco|
|Wine style||White Sparkling wine, Metodo Classico|
|Pairs with||Ideal as an aperitif and an excellent match with seafood hors d’oeuvres and starters. Perfect with shellfish. Serve at 6-8 C.|
|Bouquet||Intense and fragrant.|
|Taste||Refreshing, crisp, with gentle acidity, harmonious and well balanced. Flavorful with a dry finish.|
|Maturation||24 months with yeast contact in the bottles and final refining in the bottles for some months after corking.|
The Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc vines for the Banfi Brut sparkling wine grow in the Castello Banfi vineyards on the Banfi Piemonte Estate located at Strevi between Novi Ligure and Acqui Terme east of Alba in Piemonte in the Alta Langa zone.
The grapes were harvested by hand, meticulously sorted, destalked and pressed followed by the first fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The second fermentation took place in the bottles according to the classic method with traditional hand riddling (remuage) on pupitres and dégorgement à la glace. The wine matured in the bottles in contact with the yeast for at least 24 months followed dégorgement à la glace before adding of dosage and final refining in the bottles.
Longevity 3-5 years.