Sparkling wine | Spumante
Sparkling wine | Spumante
Sparkling wine is often called Spumante or Bollicine in Italy. We often associate Italian sparkling wine with Prosecco. But this is not true. Prosecco DOC is merely a specific type of Italian sparkling wine. Around Lake Garda and Lake Iseo, Italy also offers a variety of sparkling wines with traditional bottle fermentation. This type of sparkling wine can easily compete with the great champagnes from France. In our online shop you will find a large selection of Italian sparkling wine. Our range is complemented by selected cava and champagne.
sparkling wines in this world. They are often offered Brut, but from Extra Dry to Demi-Sec to Doux, there is a wide variety of dosages. They are called Sekt in Germany, Crémant in France, unless they come from Champagne. They are often drunk on festive occasions. Learn more about the most popular sparkling wines from Italy here.
The Franciacorta region is located a good hour's drive west of Lake Garda on Lake Iseo. First-class Brut and Extra Brut sparkling wines are produced here. The sparkling wine from this region can easily compete with Champagne in terms of quality. However, one should never compare Italy and France, Franciacorta and Champagne one to one. These are two completely different wines from different regions and climatic zones.
The region where the Spumante Prosecco DOC may be produced is around Treviso. It is located in the very east of Veneto and partly includes the Friual region. However, the heart of the region lies north of Treviso between the towns of Valdobbiadene, Asolo and Conegliano. Only in this triangle may the high-quality Prosecco Superiore DOCG be produced. For the production of Prosecco, the grape variety Glera is used almost exclusively. The proportion must be at least 85%. However, Prosecco Rosé is now also permitted, which also allows a higher proportion of blue grape varieties.
Since recently, a rosé sparkling wine may also be called Prosecco, provided it comes from the Prosecco region and meets the corresponding regulations. The Spumante Rosato convinces with its freshness, lightness and appealing fruit. It is often offered Extra Dry, which makes it even more accessible. The pink colour often comes from a small amount of Pinot Nero. In our assortment we also have the Rosé Spumante Extra Dry from Borgo Molino. This wine is a forerunner of the Prosecco Rosé and almost identical in production.
Wine that is called this has all the characteristics of a good sparkling wine. After the first fermentation in steel tanks, the base wines are bottled for the second fermentation and bottle-fermented. This method is called metodo classico, méthode traditionelle or méthode champenoise. This method of winemaking was invented in France. Wines of this type convince by their full body and the fine yeast note.
Text: Famiglia Vergani | Image: Ca' del Bosco