Almost 40 producers, about 1.5 million bottles produced, a historical territory but still in great evolution that looks to the future: it is Alta Langa Docg, the brut sparkling wine of Piedmont. Classic method, a strict disciplinary to guarantee quality, Alta Langa has a very long history that dates back to the nineteenth century.
It favors the classic grapes such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, it comes in various versions and is the pure expression of the incredible versatility of Piedmont, capable of also producing a great bubble on the hilly belt of the provinces of Asti, Alessandria and Cuneo located to the right of the Tanaro river .
Here are 5 great Alta Langa to buy on Amazon.
Alta Langa Cuvée Aurora Extra Brut Banfi
Banfi is perhaps most famous for its Tuscan wines, yet in Piedmont it has always been one of the pillars of the Alta Langa. The Aurora cuvée is the bright image of the range, a cuvée of Pinot Noir (70%) and Chardonnay (30%) that ages 30 months. Splendid fruity aromas, supported by a nice minerality. On the palate it is fresh and very clean, with a bitter and herbaceous note that makes the drink of infinite pleasure.
Alta Langa Brut DOCG TotoCorde Cocchi
From one of the companies today symbol of the Alta Langa, the most prestigious label is a blend of Pinot Noir (80%) and Chardonnay (20%) which rests 48 months in the cellar. Intense, deep aroma of ripe fruit, citrus, mineral and complex. The bubble is fine and elegant, savory and very fresh.
Enrico Serafino Alta Langa Oudeis Brut 2016
Enrico Serafino has “signed” the history of the Alta Langa with labels that have always been at the top of the production of Piedmontese bubbles. Ouedis 2016 is a blend of Pinot Noir (85%) and Chardonnay (15%): mineral and floral, of great elegance, with a very fine bubble and a broad palate of extraordinary length.
Gancia Classic Method Alta Langa DOCG 2009
And speaking of history, Gancia could certainly not be missing, whose name is synonymous with Piedmontese bubbly. The 60 months is at the top of production: an admirable fusion between Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with an intense aroma of fruit and minerality. On the palate it is deep, soft, round, of great class.
Cuvée Aurora Alta Langa Docg 100 months Banfi
We conclude by returning to Banfi, to showcase an exceptional cuvée, produced only in magnum, which rests in the cellar for even 100 months. The long aging creates a wonder of sparkling, mineral, fruity, complex, but also of infinite elegance. Power and balance on the palate.