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Casa Belfi Naturalmentefrizzante Bianco

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Vintage: 2021
Region: Veneto, Italy
Viticulture: Organic and Biodynamic
Grape varieties: 100% Glera

Casa Belfi Naturalmentefrizzante Bianco is natural take on a Italy’s most famous sparkler. Biodynamic, unfiltered, flowery, fruity with citrus notes.

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About Casa Belfi Naturalmentefrizzante Bianco

Casa Belfi Naturalmentefrizzante Bianco is natural take on a Italy’s most famous sparkler. Biodynamic and unfiltered, flowery and fruity, with notes of citrus, yeast and bread crust.

The grapes are gently crushed immediately after harvest, then the must is clarified by cold decantation. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts with no added sulphites. The yeasts are kept afloat (battonage). According to old tradition, in spring the wine completes the alcoholic fermentation in the bottle where residual sugars are transformed by its own yeasts into alcohol and carbon dioxide, obtaining a natural sparkling wine. The naturalness of the wine is confirmed by the total absence of chemical product residuals. All procedures both in the fields and in the cellar, are carried out according to the Maria Thun biodynamic calendar.

About Casa Belfi

Maurizio Donadi of Casa Belfi is a biodynamic farmer and a scrupulously natural winemaker going starkly against the norm of typical prosecco. Located in Valdobiaddene, Donadi works by the biodynamic calendar and uses biodynamic preparations to ensure the presence of biodiversity and microorganisms in the vineyard. His sparkling wines are the col fondo method to keep in tune with the ancient winemaking traditions of Donadi’s region. In the cellar, he works primarily with stainless steel, though he does experiment with amphora in certain cuvees. All fermentations are spontaneous with native yeasts and the wines are neither fined nor filtered.

About Glera

The grape behind Prosecco, Glera is, in fact, a number of similar varieties grown in the Prosecco-producing heartland of around northern Treviso. Despite Prosecco’s global commercial success, Glera has yet to be planted in any considerable quantity outside of Italy, though there is enough to have provoked the legal name change.

Glera is a long-standing synonym of northern Italy’s Prosecco grape, and the name by which it is now officially known. This green-skinned variety has been grown for hundreds of years in the Veneto and Friuli regions, most famously to produce sparkling Prosecco wines.

Italian wine produced from Glera is almost always either frizzante (fizzy) or spumante (fully sparkling). A few still wines are also made from Glera, but on nowhere near the same scale as the sparkling wines that are so widely exported around the globe.

Glera is a highly productive grape that ripens late in the season. It has high acidity and a fairly neutral palate, making it ideal for sparkling wine production. Glera’s aromatic profile is characterized by white peaches, with an occasional soapy note. The wine is light-bodied and low in alcohol (8.5 percent is the minimum permitted ABV for Prosecco wines), suggesting it as a refreshing summer beverage or as an aperitif.

Prosecco is widely used as a party wine, for aperitifs and pre-meal drinks, with canapés, and as a more enomical bottle for toasts. As with many sparkling wines it is a reasonably flexible food partner.

Many lighter seafood dishes will go well with Prosecco, and it is also an excellent pairing for fish and chips. It is also an option for charcuterie platters.