This SPUMANTE CARNEVALE of LO DUCA is a wine of celebration. It is forged thanks to the Cuves Closed Charmat - a plain Spumante procedure – which in French means: Closed Tanks.
Into those closed tanks the wine is pumped together with a small added amount of yeasts and sugar. Once the tanks are sealed the yeasts attack the sugar content creating the famed carbon dioxide that will eventually be trapped within the wine … YES! That’s how we get those BUBBLES (if you feel like you are classy, then call it Perlage).
The alchemic result of this Lo Duca Spumante is achieved by the Barbera Grape Variety being mingled with a drizzle of Chardonnay. Do you fancy an aristocratic dinner by squeezing the dollar out of it?
Here you go: French Fries, Onion Rings, and any kind of Fritters along with Sea-Bass and Apple Pie are the fabled match for glorifying both the taste of the food and the dry/off-dry of this Spumante Carnevale.
Hint: never pair Spumante with any kind of gravy, sauce and dip.
Grape Varieties: Monferrato Barbera; Chardonnay.
Alcohol content: 12.5%
The Perfect Serving Temperature is: 43°-46° F
Charmat. What does it mean?
A method of producing sparkling wine in which secondary fermentation takes place in tanks, rather than in bottle
as in the méthode champenoise. This method was invented in 1910 by Eugene Charmat, a French scientist,
the bubble-making fermentation occurs in huge pressurized stainless-steel tanks for six weeks to three months before the wine is bottled and released.
Spumante Carnevale with food: Pairing Tips
TORTA DI CIOCCOLATO - Click on here to download the recipe
(Italian Style Brownies)
From: The Basic Art of Italian Cooking Holidays & Special Occassions 2nd Edition
Featured Chef Maria Liberati
MOZZARELLA IN CARROZZA - Click on here to download the recipe
Spumante Carnevale is also the perfect match
for the Mozzarella Cheese Sandwich of ICIF.