Spumante, Prosecco, Cava
Most of the sparkling wine that is produced these days is stuffed to the gills with chemicals and hardly resembles anything. Laden with bubbles and sweetness, the only thing you are garaunteed is a hangover. This 6-Pack investigates unadulterated and authentic sparkling styles.
Giol Italy's oldest winery (est 1427), their 2 wines here Giol Perla & Giol Colfondo are both organic and unfiltered with only a light natural sparkle and racy, dry acidity. Drusian again leans towards the grape and the terroir rather than a Prosecco 'style' and their Colfondo is a return to tradional method sparkling, bottle fermented and not disgorged, it is cloudy. It is searingly dry and complex too. Bollamatta NV is a Pink Spumante made from the red grape Sangiovese. Made by Bibi Graetz, the mad Florentine artist turned wine maker, it features one of his original pieces on the label. Lastly from Spain, Loxarel A Pel Ancestral Pet Nat. Totally tyraditional and natural, made from Xarello, the altitude of the vineyard gives racy acidity, fermented in amphorae. Lastly, crazy Fabien Jouves' new release of Somnam Bulles NV - a Pet Nat Chenin Blanc. STSWine