Sparkling Wines

Sparkling wine is a wine with significant levels of carbon dioxide in it, making it fizzy. The carbon dioxide may result from natural fermentation, either in a bottle, as with the traditional method, in a large tank designed to withstand the pressures involved or as a result of carbon dioxide injection.

Sparkling wine is usually white or rose but there are examples of red sparkling wines as well. The sweetness of sparkling wine can range from very dry "brut" styles to sweeter "doux" varieties.

Champagne: The classic example of a sparkling wine, which is exclusively produced in the Champagne region of France.

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Italy’s sparkling wines were many wine lovers' first foray into the world of bubbles. Today local producers and great-value imports have made prosecco and moscato great introductions to the joys of a glass of fizz.

While words like ‘spumante’ (foaming) and ‘frizzante’ (sparkling) are popular wine label jargon, Italy has a long tradition of making good sparkling wines, with regional specialties governed by their DOCG, DOC and IGT appellation system.

Naming Convention - Grape | Classification | Vineyard | Region |

Popular Grape Types in Italian white wines - Moscato, Primo Rosso (Moscato + Merlot), Glera (Prosseco)

Top regions producing sparkling wines - Venezia, Veneto, Pramaggiore