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Producer: CavitGrape Varieties: Chardonnay, Merlot, TeroldegoOptimum Drinking: Within 3 yearsWine Style: Light dry yet fruity fizzAlcohol by Volume: 12.5%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: Italy
Tasting NoteA fresh and dry sparkling rosé with persistent white foam, beautifully cherry pink in colour. Red berry characters on the nose and palate make this soft and approachable in character.
Cavit is a modern and forward-thinking co-operative group in the mountainous Trentino region of northeast Italy whose 11 cellars are responsible for 60% of the region's wine production. The endless permutations offered from their members' 7,000 hectares of vineyard, combined with an intriguing palette of indigenous and international grape varieties, enable Cavit to offer a broad range which excels at every level. The scale of production, combined with ultra-modern winemaking facilities, understandably makes Cavit one of Italy's most reliable sources of well-made, competitively priced wines, in particular Pinot Grigio. However, with wines such as Arele Vino Santo, Graal Metodo Classico (awarded 'Tre Bicchieri' for the 10th consecutive year in 2013) and the outstanding Maso Cervara Teroldego, chief winemaker Anselmo Martini is producing wines which rival the best of the Trentino region.
In The Vineyard
The grapes are sourced from the hills of the Adige and Vallagarina valleys in Trentino.
In The Winery
Grapes were hand-harvested at the start of September. Chardonnay grapes were soft pressed to yield the best portion of must - after decanting for 10-12 hours this goes into stainless steel tanks for fermentation. The red grapes are harvested early to maintain good acidity levels, and are vinified as for rosé wines. After stabilistaion and clarification the wine undergoes a second fermentation (Charmat method).
Perfect as an aperitif or with summer salads - just as enjoyable on its own!
Awards & Press
Effervescents du Monde 2013 - Gold medal & 'Top 10 Best Sparkling Wines of 2013
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