The Extra Brut Le Cave Castello di Uviglie is a blend of two classic grape varieties, 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay. The vineyards to produce the Extra Brut Le Cave Castello di Uviglie are located in Le Cave area, offering a calcareous soil. The harvest starts in the period around mid-August, the harvest of perfectly healthy grapes conferred in the cellar in boxes. The wine goes under a soft pressing of the grapes, static clarification conducted at 12 ° C, racking and fermentation at a temperature of 18 ° C. The refermentation process in bottle held very slowly at a constant temperature of 12 ° C in the tuff quarries of the Castello d’Uviglie, originating in the eleventh century. Stay on the lees for 44 months at 12 degrees, then ageing for 3 months in bottle.
According to some, the origin of the placename Castello di Uviglie can be linked to the Latin term “ovilia” a plural for “ovile”, sheepfold, confirming the primitive pastoral organization of the area. Others instead maintain that “Uviglie” comes from the roman patronymic “Avilius” which has left quite a few traces in the area. The name made its first appearance on a document dated November 1271 kept in the capitular archives of Casale Monferrato.
With a tradition and experience of more than five centuries, the winery owned by Simone Lupano is today a dynamic production of 120 hectares of which 25 are vineyards.
The winery has a capacity of 3,500 hl collection and is equipped with the latest technology while still using traditional methods of vinification respecting the typicality of the territory.