Chardonnay variety

This variety is well widespread throughout the world, it is suitable for the different soils and returns a white wine able to express the diversities related to the production area, the type of cultivation, the wine-making technique and the refining. In Piedmont, and especially at San Silvestro, the majority of chardonnay grapes arrive from the Alta Langa region and especially from Vesime.

According to the champenoise method used for sparkling wines, we use this variety to produce the Alta Langa D.O.C.G. We use other chardonnay grapes to produce our Piedmont D.O.C. Chardonnay.

The history

The varieties used for Alta Langa D.O.C.G.

Since the first half of 1800, Piedmontese producers dreamed of experiencing the sparkling techniques in vogue among French winemakers.
The first step was planting in Piedmont varieties such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, already used in France for the base of sparkling wines. At the same time, local producers looked for other native varieties that could adapt to champenoise techniques.
The Langhe hills higher than 250 slm were perfect for the two international grape varieties where they could give great results. Thanks to Champenoise method, winemakers could produce a brand new sparkling wine, called Alta Langa DOCG, able to charm the local consumers with a great perlage, elegance and an incredible bouquet.