We tried five interesting sparkling wines to drink during the upcoming Holidays. In a country where this kind of wine is still considered as a celebration beverage, here are the proposals of Ritmodivino.it
Everyone who puts a sparkling wine in a weekday rather than a holiday, please stand up.
If you are not a professional wine taster or a sommelier, or if you don’t have a real passion for the world of wines, you probably will be a few standing.
It’s been a long time since Italian Winemakers started a campaign to help people changing their drinking habits. In the so-called Bel Paese, in fact, the consumption of sparkling wines is still low. And in a world where this rate is consistently growing, Italy still lives with a small increase of this percentage.
Speaking frankly, in Italy it’s difficult to see someone opening a bottle of Spumante while having his daily lunch. Plus, there are too many people eating their meals at work. And no-one of them would drink a sparkling wine before getting back to work.
Probably we should have chosen a different time to speak about sparkling wines, here at Ritmodivino.it. A different period and not around the upcoming Christmas Holidays.
However, we should admit that we are a young review. It’s not been a long time since we started to drink wines together, pairing them with everything we like.
So, we’ll beg your pardon if we have been linked to the Italian habitude, which sees Italians to drink bubbles only during the Holidays.
From our part, we promise that the bottles we chose will be good for daily lunch, too. Here they are.
1) LEONIA POMINO BRUT 2014 FRESCOBALDI METODO CLASSICO
90% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Noir. This wonderful sparkling wine has been realized by the Tuscan Family Frescobaldi. The Frescobaldis produce wine since the XV Century and from twenty generations. This Pomino is brilliant yellow with a thick, persistent perlage and a strong smell of fruits, pastries and iodine. A wine which has a string complexity, persistence and equilibrium.
2) MaTa VILLA MATILDE METODO CLASSICO AGLIANICO 2013
A Rosé Sparkling Wine realized in the Villa Matilde Winery in the Province of Caserta. The wine has a fine perlage, with a lot of bubbles. Its perfume is intense, with flowers and fruits smell, especially blackberries. Its equilibriu is wonderful too: the wine is complex and really persistent.
3) Qvid BRUT LA GUARDIENSE CHARMAT
Campania Region offer another interesting choice in sparkling wines, with this Charmat Spumante, realized in Benevento Province. The Qvid is a quality and cheap sparkling wine, whose appearance is yellow brilliant with a very interesting perlage. Its perfume is strongly fruity and its aromas vary from peaches to apricots. Very nice the perfumes of pastries. Made with Falanghina grapes, it is a wine with a very good equilibrium.
4) DUBL BRUT METODO CLASSICO FEUDI DI SAN GREGORIO
From the city of Atripalda, in the province of Avellino, here is a very good sparkling wine, which originates from the will of the producers to merge all white wines from the Campania Region. Made from Greco, Fiano and Falanghina grapes, this wine has a very good yellow color with a strong vivacity. Its nose its intense, with perfumes of iodine and pastries.
5) ORO SPUMANTE CHARMAT TENUTA CAVALIER PEPE
A wine from autochtones from native grapes from Irpinia: Coda di Volpe, Fiano e Falanghina. It is produced in the town of Sant’Angelo all’Esca, near Avellino, just three miles from the city of Taurasi, a city of high quality red wines. Wonderful as Aperitive or paired with sea meals, the wine of Milena Pepe has a very good perlage, with a lot of bubbles. Its noe is fragrant, with smells of pastries and fresh green herbs, plus iodine.