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Flashcards in 1.8 Sparkling Wines Deck (10):
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Traditional method?

Seconds fermentation in bottle.

Disgorge: bottle tilt then freeze and debung

Dosage - adds sugar

Brut = small amount of dosage.

Contact with lees makes them more complex.

Cremant = french for traditional method

2

Transfer method?

Empty into tank then filter dosage and rebottle.

Not allowed for champagne or cava. Common in Australia and NZ.

3

Champagne?

Pinot Noir
Chardonnay
Meunier

High in acidity, medium body and light alcohol.
Most non-vintage to keep quality.

Minimum 12 months of yeast autolysis.

Ageing bring green fruit and citrus plus autolytic notes (biscuit bread toast).

4

Loire sparkling wine?

Saumur - Chenin Blanc is main variety.

5

Cava?

Local Spanish grapes.

Some use Chardonnay which can make more complex.

Mostly from Catalunya.

6

Other producers of sparking wines?

New Zealand
Australia (also reds!)
Chile
South Africa (method cap classique = traditional method here)

7

Tank method?

Second fermentation in tank.

Sugar and yeast added and sealed.

Less lees contact.

8

Prosecco?

Tank method.

North east Italy.

Glera grape variety.

Fully sparkling (Spumante), lightly sparkling (frizzante).

9

Asti DOCG?

North west Italy.

Tank method.

Muscat grape.

Moscato d’Asti - light sparkle

10

Sekt?

German for sparkling wine.