Quality Sparkling Wine Brut Classic Method
FRIULI – Sparkling Wine
Arioso sparkling wine is obtained with the Classic Method, with the second fermentation in the bottle (taking foam in the bottle). The grape used is Chardonnay and for a part of it we have chosen to use the barrique as a container for fermentation and aging. At the end of winter, the definitive cuvée is created.
Wine variety: Quality sparkling wine brut vintage classic method
Grapes: Chardonnay 100%
Production area: Eastern area of Friuli
Harvest time: manual at the end of August
Production yeld: within the limits of the production disciplinary with a wine yield of 50-55%
Fermentation: soft pressing is carried out from whole grapes, thermal control of fermentation and immediate cleaning of the wine, rest in steel until bottling.
Bottling and ageing: late spring following the harvest in order to allow a peaceful refermentation. The bottles are stacked and remain “sur lie” for at least 60 months. Following the phases of “remuage” and “degorgement”. Before the sale, the product rests for a further 4 months.
Disgorging: The disgorgement date coincides with the production lot and it is indicated with month and year.
Alcohol: 12,5% vol.
Service temperature: 4/6 °C
Organoleptic examination: Straw yellow of good intensity, fine and persistant perlage, well pronounced notes of bread crust combined with pleasing sensations of fruit ranging from white pulp to exotic. Dried fruit hints and delicate mineral scents. Taste fresh, well-structured, harmonious and balanced.
Advice for conservation and service: Always store the bottles horizontally, in a cool, dark place, placing them in the fridge only for the time necessary to bring them to temperatures. To serve it in the most correct way, tilt the bottle 45 ° and remove the cap slowly, gently venting the gas without making a “bang”. Pour into the glass holding it in the same hand and tilt it towards the bottle.
Pairings: Ideal as an aperitif wine, appetizers and first courses of fish, delicate and not aromatic. Excellent away from meals.