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Beato Bartolomeo Breganze Vespaiolo Spumante

Beato Bartolomeo Breganze Vespaiolo Spumante

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Beato Bartolomeo Breganze Vespaiolo Spumante: A Refreshing Italian Sparkling Gem

The Beato Bartolomeo Breganze Vespaiolo Spumante is a delightful sparkling wine produced in the Breganze region of Veneto, Italy.  Crafted from the indigenous Vespaiolo grape variety, this spumante offers a unique and captivating drinking experience.

Vineyard and Vinification:

The Vespaiolo grape thrives in the rolling hills of Breganze, where the well-drained soils and favourable climate contribute to its distinctive character. Cantina Beato Bartolomeo, the winery behind this spumante, employs meticulous viticultural practices to ensure the grapes reach optimal ripeness.

Following harvest, the grapes undergo gentle pressing to extract their delicate juice. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks to preserve the grape's fresh fruit character. The secondary fermentation, which creates the bubbles, occurs in pressurised tanks using the Charmat method. This method results in a lighter-bodied and fruitier style of sparkling wine compared to the traditional bottle fermentation method.

Tasting Profile:

Colour: The Beato Bartolomeo Breganze Vespaiolo Spumante pours a pale straw yellow colour with greenish reflections. This light colour is a classic characteristic of young sparkling wines.

Aroma: On the nose, the spumante explodes with vibrant aromas of fresh citrus fruits like lemon and grapefruit. Hints of white peach, pear, and almond add further complexity to the bouquet. Delicate floral notes reminiscent of acacia blossom can also be detected.

Palate: The first sip is met with a delightful effervescence that dances on the tongue. The wine displays a light to medium body with a crisp and refreshing acidity. The flavours mirror the aromas, offering a burst of citrus and orchard fruits with a touch of almond and a subtle minerality. The finish is clean and dry, leaving a lingering sensation of freshness.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Temperature: This spumante is best enjoyed chilled, ideally between 6-8°C (43-46°F). A well-chilled glass will help to accentuate the wine's refreshing acidity and lively bubbles.
  • Glassware:  For the optimal experience, serve the Beato Bartolomeo Breganze Vespaiolo Spumante in a flute glass. The narrow rim of a flute glass helps to concentrate the aromas and maintain the effervescence.

Food Pairing:

The Beato Bartolomeo Breganze Vespaiolo Spumante's versatility makes it a fantastic pairing for a wide range of dishes. Here are some suggested food matches to bring out the best in this delightful sparkler:

  • Appetisers:  This spumante is a perfect partner for light appetisers.  Pair it with seafood canapés, oysters on the half shell, cured meats, or fresh cheeses.
  • Seafood: The wine's crisp acidity and subtle minerality complement the delicate flavours of seafood dishes. Enjoy it with grilled fish, pan-seared scallops, or creamy shrimp scampi.
  • Salads:  The vibrant acidity of the spumante cuts through the richness of creamy salad dressings and complements the fresh flavours of vegetables. Try it with a classic Caesar salad, a Caprese salad with mozzarella and tomato, or a goat cheese salad with roasted beets.
  • Pasta: Lighter pasta dishes with fresh vegetables, herbs, or pesto make excellent pairings with this spumante. It can also cleanse the palate between bites of richer pasta dishes with creamy sauces.
  • Sushi and Sashimi: The spumante's bright acidity and subtle minerality create a harmonious pairing with the delicate flavours of sushi and sashimi.

Conclusion:

The Beato Bartolomeo Breganze Vespaiolo Spumante is a delightful sparkling wine that offers a refreshing and flavourful drinking experience. Its approachable style and versatility make it a perfect choice for any occasion.  Whether enjoyed as an aperitif, with a meal, or simply on its own, this spumante is sure to impress.

 

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