Chardonnay 60%, Ribolla 40%
Characteristic late harvest, hand picked, short vine-to-fermentation times (max. 2h). Primary fermentation in large tanks on natural yeasts obtained from the same pre-harvested grapes (5%). Macerated 1 day, hence the sensitive rosé hue. Followed by gentle pressing at low pressure levels. Secondary fermentation completed in barrique barrels on the lees, no racking. No sulphur or any other preservatives used before bottling. Following four years of maturing in barrique barrels the wine completes all its natural processes and become naturally stable, ready for a long life.
Dégorgement – removal of sediment:
The 2003 vintage base wine was matured until the 2007 harvest when the wine from all barrels was assembled in a large tank. Contrary to the classical method, no sugar was used nor were any yeasts added for fermentation in the bottle. Only must with all its substances and its world of microorganisms was added. The matured wine then ferments in the bottle creating the PURO.
Fermentation in the bottle:
Puro is a very special sparkling wine as it is not degorged by ourselves. This is left to you, when you open the bottle. The wine thus continues its life with its own natural yeasts in the bottle until the very end and it contains no preservatives. The advantage is that the wine has an endless life. Some may find this procedure of opening the wine unpractical. But we believe that practicality is a factor taken into consideration only with regard to the outside world, never with regard to the inner-self or life in general.