Lidio Carraro Dádivas Brut Blanc de Blancs NVRegular price £22.95
This Charmat Method brazilian sparkling has notes of citrus fruits, green apple, pineapple, melon and pear, with nuances of white flowers and buttery tones. It is a fruity wine, with a very fine and delicate flavor, with great balance in its acidity, which provides a pleasant sensation of freshness. It has a great sensation of creaminess in the mouth and good final persistence. Striking, delicate, dry and vibrant palate, this sparkling wine carries the Brazilian style with elegance!
Region: Encruzilhada do Sul
Winemaking: The grapes were harvested separately to balance acidity, freshness and aromatic complexity. Once the ideal harvesting time of each parcel is decided according to the ideal point of maturation, the grapes are harvested by hand and transported in boxes, in the shortest time for their transformation into the winery. After the whole grapes were pressed, the wort was cold decanted and, after it, cleaned. It performed the first alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks at low temperature, between 14°C/57°F and 16°C/61°F and did not performed the malolatic fermentation to preserve its aromas, volume and acidity. It remained under the surlies with conservation temperature of 10°C/50°F during thinning, where several times the batonnage occurred, which gave it volume and amplitude in the mouth. Afterwards, it was made the assemblage between the last 3 harvests to proceed with the second fermentation lasting about 90 days, resulting in a medium-volume in mouth sparkling wine, good creaminess, good definition and integration of fruit, flavor pleasant and refreshing.
Soil and microclimate: Granitic-sandy soil, low organic matter content and excellent drainage.
Vineyards: The vines are managed through the espalier system, with a production of 9 Ton/ha - 2.8 kg/plant. In order to obtain the correct vegetative balance of the plant, green prunings have been applied to establish a good activity of the photosynthetic leaf wall, and the production of grapes per plant has been reduced. Harvest: Manual harvesting with selection of bunches in the vineyard.