Sparkling wines

Sparkling wine owes its effervescence to the carbon dioxide. This characteristic is also typical of semi-sparkling wine, which is less effervescent.

The sparkling wine is a symbol of Made in Italy and has its roots in history until 1850. A very young wine merchant, Carlo Gancia, experimented with the Champenoise method on some Piedmontese vines.
After two centuries, the production methods have been refined: the process starts with a grape harvest and continues with a not advanced ripening. The goal is to benefit from the possible shrinking of the peel. Soft pressing and traditional vinification (in steel or wood) follow. The last phase is the sparkling process, for which there are two solutions: the classic and the Charmat method.

The sparkling wine from our cellar

Corte Bacaro provides a wide range of proposals thanks to its ability to combine tradition and innovation. Our sparkling wines have characteristics able to satisfy every palate, and all feature high production quality standards.

Prosecco D.O.C. Extra Dry

Elegant and fruity. It has tasting notes that make it recognizable and is the ideal solution to accompany different dishes: from the aperitif to other types of first courses. It comes from the Glera vine (85%), to which Pinot Grigio (15%) is added.

Rosé Extra Dry

It is a fresh and delicate Rosé sparkling wine, where the hints of rose and wild strawberry and a pleasantly soft, fresh and fruity aftertaste make the difference. The Glera vine, in this case, is 90-95% and Pinot Nero for the remaining percentage.

Cuvée Extra Dry

This Sparkling Cuvée comes from the Glera (70%), Chardonnay (20%) and Sauvignon Blanc (10%) vines and has very identifying notes of peach and apricot. The hints of white and wildflowers and the taste of pear and slightly citrusy acacia flowers are unique characteristics.

Cuvée Extra Dry - Crystals Edition

This Cuvée sparkling wine comes from the Glera (70%), Chardonnay (20%) and Sauvignon Blanc (10%) vines and features a unique flavour that expresses all the essence of the most exclusive Made in Italy. It comes with notes of peach, apricot and hints of wildflowers.

The best combinations with sparkling wines

 Sparkling wines are versatile: perfect as an aperitif and excellent to be paired with fish-based first and second courses. Corte Bacaro's range always offers the right solution to enhance every moment.

I migliori abbinamenti con spumanti e bollicine

Methods of production of sparkling wine

The sparkling process is the crucial phase in the production of sparkling wine and features two different methodologies that influence the final product.

Classic method

The sparkling wine production features three preliminary steps:

  1. the definition of the mixture composition
  1. the tirage with the unification of the product of the vine and the liqueur de tirage: a particular blend in which the rest of the foreseen blend of wines, sugars and carefully selected yeasts are placed.
  1. bottling in containers used for the production of sparkling wine and characterized by a particular cap.

The last step involves the second fermentation, which occurs through a new fermentation process by sugars and yeasts contained in the mixture and that produces carbon dioxide.

With the help of a special wine stopper it is possible to create the perlage that features sparkling wines. The minimum time to obtain a quality wine with the classic method is 18 months up to beyond a decade.


Charmat method

The Charmat method, although it seems to be of French origin, has been optimized in Italy. It is no coincidence that it is also known as the Martinotti method, from the name of the one who perfected it.

The starting point is the same as for Champenoise: the difference lies in the second fermentation in large steel autoclaves. The process is shorter (less than six months).

The two methods also differ in price and taste. The classic method or Champenoise has higher production costs, a factor that increases the price for each bottle. These sparkling wines are also more complex, and the perlage is persistent.

Charmat has greater ease of production and is more fruity and aromatic. This highlights how the choice does not depend solely on the price.

Metodi di produzione dello spumante: la spumantizzazione

How are sparkling wines classified?

According to EU regulations, sparkling wines are classified into:

  • Sparkling wines
  • Quality Sparkling Wine
  • Aromatic Quality Sparkling Wine

What is meant by bubbles in sparkling wine?

Bubbles are an identifying trait of those wines containing carbon dioxide. Sparkling wines obtain this effect, also called perlage, with solutions that, in quality productions, are natural.

The action of selected yeasts and sugars in the refermentation phase guarantees the sparkling effect

Our experts are available for any information on our sparkling wine selection!

Bottom en

Corte Bacaro Vini
Corte Bacaro Vini

Società Agricola
Corte Bacaro di Bellia & C. ss

Address: Via Santa Elisabetta di Summaga, 49
30026 - Summaga di Portogruaro (VE)

Phone: + 39 0421 1885794

VAT IT04240590275