Astro Extra Dry
CAMPI FLEGREI DOP FALANGHINA SPUMANTE EXTRA DRY
Made from Falanghina grapes grown in the volcanic soils of the Phlegrean Fields. Astro is vinified by the Charmat method and refined on the lees for at least four/ six months.
Technical product sheet
Grape variety | Falanghina 100%
Production area | Campi Flegrei
Soil | predominately sandy
Training system | Guyot
Yield | 80 quintals
Harvest period | September
Harvest | manual
Technical prefermentation | cryomaceration
Fermentation | 2 weeks in stainless steel
Fermentation temperature | 14° – 18° C
Refermentation | Charmat method for 4/6 months
Refining | On the lees in stainless steel for some months
Alcohol content | 12%
Straw yellow color with greenish hues. Numerous, persistent perlage of fine grain. The nose is complex, elegant, and intense. It shows hints of white flowers, fresh fruit and pleasant mineral notes. The taste is sweet and quite warm. Good persistence, structure and acidity. Fine, smooth and balanced.
The Falanghina probably derives from ancient Greek-Balkan stocks and seems to owe its name to its expanded habit, for which it was traditionally tied to support poles called “falanga”, from which Falanghina, or “vine supported by poles”.
The vine has medium-sized bunches, long and compact, cylindrical in shape and winged on one side. The grains are medium in size, spherical in shape with medium concentrations of bloom on the thick skins with gray colors with yellow reflections.
It is quite vigorous, with average, constant yields and harvests starting from the third week of September.