The Charmat method involves a secondary fermentation in tank rather than bottle, similar to the method used in Prosecco. Secondary fermentation under pressure, creates carbon dioxide, which dissolves into the wine and gives it a natural fizz. By fermenting in tank rather than bottle and releasing the wine earlier, a more fruit-driven and approachable style of wine is produced.
The wine is a blend of four aromatic German grape varieties: Solaris, Reichenstiner, Cabernet Cortis and Rondo. They are all pressed very gently immediately after picking and fermented with aromatic yeast strains. A small portion of the wine is then aged in oak barrels and then Ben stirs the lees (yeast sediment) every week to encourage texture and complexity not normally found in Prosecco style wines.
The 2020 Charmat has a vibrant pink colour and is bursting with red summer fruits. It has a crisp, crunchy palate that is both easy drinking yet structured and serious enough to make a fine apéritif. Sassy, summery and fun. We hope you enjoy it!
RESIDUAL SUGAR: <10 g/L
TITRATABLE ACIDITY: 9.4 g/L