Rive Della Chiesa Flori Dolce Spumante NV
|Regions: Italy – Veneto||Ratings: N/A|
|ABV: 9.5%||Decanting Time: 15-30 minutes|
|Winery: Rive Della Chiesa||Grapes: Glera 70%, Chardonnay 30%|
|Food Pairing: With fish, soups and first courses at the end of a good meal and perfect to accompany a dessert as well.|
Rive Della Chiesa
Rive Della Chiesa winery, in Selva del Montello, in the province of Treviso, is run by the Gasparetto brothers Luigi and Michele who deal with all phases of wine production. Thanks to a strong family tradition and specialized technical training they guarantee a high-quality product so that the harvest can express its characteristics at its best.
The first vineyard purchased by the Gasparetto family has located nearby an old country church “Rive Della Chiesa”, a name discovered through ancient documents of the cadasters. For that reason, they decided to call the winery « Rive Della Chiesa ».
Rive Della Chiesa vineyards arose on the slopes of “Montello”, a little hillock in the Treviso province. Melting sagely the respect of traditions and the innovation of modern oenology, the Rive Della Chiesa winery offers to its devoted customers a wide range of high-quality wines. During the production, they fully respect nature and the highest standards of quality to offer the customers a very complete sensory experience in which one can feel the territory along with the wine.
Rive Della Chiesa’s new vineyards located in the Montello area are in the most suitable climate for vine growing. They devote all their passion, their expertise, and their proficiency to the art of winemaking while always respecting the traditions where antique taste and modern know-how are melted.
Glera, also known as Prosecco, is a white variety of grape of Slovenian origin, which was brought to the village of Prosecco (Slovene: Prosek) from the Karst region. The variety was formerly mostly referred to as Prosecco, but in the EU was renamed "Glera" in 2009 to make room for the protection of "Prosecco" as the name of a geographically-protected wine.[Glera is a rather neutral grape variety that is mainly cultivated for use in sparkling Italian wine styles, frizzante or spumante, from the various Prosecco DOCG and DOC areas, although still wines also exist.
It is grown mainly in the Veneto region of Italy, traditionally in an area near Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, in the hills north of Treviso.
The Pinot Noir or Nero grape is considered one of the noblest red grapes worldwide (the only possible comparison is with the Nebbiolo) and is another variety that belongs to the so-called "international" grapes of French origin, but is widely cultivated around the world.
Pinot Nero is a difficult grape to grow and wine to make and it is a challenge for every winemaker with results varying from vintage to vintage and area to area. The Pinot Nero is a grape variety very sensitive to the terroir, for which you get a lot of different interpretations depending on where the grapes are grown and the land and soil characteristics and for all these reasons, the Pinot Nero is, for consumers and professionals alike, when well made, a joy to drink wine and because of its quality has created some of the greatest red wines in the world.
Pinot Noir or Nero is also widely used in classic method sparkling wines, from Champagne to Franciacorta, a DOCG Italian classic method sparkling wine made in Lombardy, and has produced outstanding sparkling wines proving itself a very versatile grape. In Italy, the grape is cultivated in the north, mainly in Trentino Alto Adige with isolated winemakers in other regions as south as Tuscany and there are some seriously good Pinot Nero still wines being made.
Veneto - the most famous of the three major producing regions in northeastern Italy
Veneto is a substantial and increasingly important wine region in the northeastern corner of Italy. Administratively it forms part of the Triveneto zone, along with its smaller neighbors Trentino-Alto Adige and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. In terms of geography, culture, and wine styles, it represents a transition between the alpine, Germano-Slavic end of Italy and the warmer, drier, more Roman lands to the south.
Veneto is slightly smaller than Italy's other main wine-producing regions – Piedmont, Tuscany, Lombardy, Puglia, and Sicily – yet it generates more wine than any of them. Although the southern regions Sicily and Puglia were for a long time Italy's main wine producers, this balance began to shift north towards Veneto in the latter half of the 20th Century. In the 1990s, southern Italian wine languished in an increasingly competitive and demanding world, while Veneto upped its game, gaining recognition with such wines as Valpolicella, Amarone, Soave, and Prosecco.
With fruity red Valpolicella complementing its intense Amarone and sweet Recioto counterparts, Veneto is armed with a formidable portfolio of red wines to go with its refreshing whites, such as Soave and sparkling Prosecco. Although much of the new vineyard area that supported Veneto's increased wine output was of questionable viticultural quality, today more than 25 percent of the region's wine is made and sold under DOC/DOCG titles.
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