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.