CAVAZZA Durello Spumante DOC
Bright straw yellow with greenish reflections. Intense hit of minerality with notes of rennet apple and yellow citrus fruit. Creamy, generously refreshing and mineral tinged. An excellent aperitif.
A great alternative to Prosecco, Durello is a Brut Sparkling wine from indigenous grapes of the Veneto Region. The varietal has a deep-rooted history dating back to Medieval times. The word Durello (means “little hard one” in Italian) clearly describes the characteristic of this grape: thick skin and high acidity. The DOC for Durello was established in 1987 and covers an area high up in the hills on the border between the provinces of Verona and Vicenza, in the area known as the Monti Lessini.
Region: Veneto, Italy
The Durello vineyards are found in Monti Lessini (or Lessini for short), a DOC of north-eastern Italy's Veneto wine region. Created in 1987 and revived in 2001, the Monti Lessini title is a classic example of the modern northern Italian DOC. While its neighbors Valpolicella, Soave and Bardolino cover one core style, Monti Lessini offers reds, whites, blends, varietals, foaming spumante (both white and pink) and sweet passito nectars made from dried grapes. The production zone is of volcanic origin. The hills on which the vines grow are layers of rocks formed by lava flows. The soil is dark, stony and rich in minerals and fossil deposits. Volcanic soils are rich in substances that are nutritional for the vines, and also act as a natural barrier for any diseases in the soil. For these reasons viticulture on volcanic soils calls for little external intervention and is extremely well suited for sustainable cultivation.
Residual Sugar: 4,0 g/l
Total Acidity: 6.7 g/l
Average Vine Age: 30 years
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: Primary fermentation without the skins in stainless steel tanks. Secondary fermentation in the Martinotti - Charmat technique.