Vignaviva Perlage: our sparkling wine project
The Vignaviva Perlage project was launched in 2011 with the aim of finding a consistent and authentic way to create sparkling wine from indigenous Italian varieties. To achieve this, we are thoroughly analyzing every detail of the production process and those varieties that are most suited for creating sparkling wine, thus bringing an unprecedented professionalism to the world of indigenous Italian bubbly. This project benefits from our collaboration with the French Enologist Paul-Gabriel Guyard, Champagne area native and consultant for sparkling wines both throughout the world and at his family’s Champagne winery, Maison Guyard-Lamoureux, in Les Riceys.
Classic Method (Champenoise), Charmat Method, or Ancestral Method? Sparkling or Semi-sparkling? Dosage or Zero-Dosage?
The choice between the different methods and types is gauged by considering several variables: the grape variety, the potential of viable cuvees, the talent and inquisitiveness of the vigneron.
The results have been successful and are continually growing, as attested by the many wines already produced with this project, which now exceeds 100,000 bottles.
Here are a few:
• Villa Raiano – Spumante Metodo Classico (Classic Method Sparkling Wine) – “Ripa Bassa” (Fiano and Greco)
• Casebianche – Spumante Integrale (“Sur Lie” Sparkling Wine) – “La Matta” (Fiano)
• Casebianche – Frizzante Integrale (“Sur Lie” Semi-sparkling Wine) – “Il Fric” (Aglianico)
• Casa di baal – Spumante Metodo Classico (Classic Method Sparkling Wine) – “Oro di Baal” (Fiano)
• Mustilli – Spumante Metodo Charmat (Charmat Method Sparkling Wine) – (Falanghina)
• Tenuta Cavalier Pepe – Spumante metodo Charmat (Charmet Method Sparkling Wine) – (Coda di Volpe, Fiano and Falanghina)
We are also working with Piedirosso, Bombino, Malvasia and Moscato.