Azienda Agricola Divella, Spumante Metodo Classico “Blanc de Blancs” 6 Bottle Case 75cl
This traditional method sparkling wine is aged for 24 months on lees, giving a lovely rich buttery character, intense aromas of fresh brioche, mineral notes, and a crunchy acidity – making it the perfect alternative to Champagne and an ideal apéritif. A fully natural wine made with a spontaneous fermentation, bone dry thanks to the fact that there is zero dosage. After all the sugar has been ‘eaten up’ by the second fermentation in the bottle, sparkling wines normally have a little bit of sugar added to offset the acidity – but not here! A sugar free, dry, natural sparkling wine is the result. Outstanding!
Alessandra Divella is the Italian answer to grower Champagne, on track to upend the industrial farming practices rampant in Franciacorta. Her vines have been organic from the start and her two hectares, on lease for thirty years from an older neighbour, teem with life, including rosehip and praying mantises. The aim is to eventually move toward perulture.
Grapes are always hand-harvested and treated gently. Zero sulfur / zero dosage, Alessandra’s wines are 100% Traditional Method. The wines are so concentrated into their provenance of clay and limestone that your mouth will salivate for minutes (if not hours) afterwards. With less than a decade of winemaking experience under her wing, Alessandra has already achieved pioneer status within the region as one of the first estates to farm organically and the first to be female-led. The quality of these wines is outstanding, especially when it is only the beginning of Alessandra career as a winemaker.