The Divella Spumante Metodo Classico Blanc de Blanc 2016 is a bright gold sparkling Italian wine, produced in the classic method with the second fermentation happening in the bottle. This sparkling wine has an intense aroma of fresh bread and pasty with a mineral note to it at the end. To taste it is smooth, the mousse is persistant and its mineral taste is accompanied by a citrus fruit flavour and unripe apples. It has a medium body, its crunchy acidity, creamy mousse and smooth finish makes for a great alternative to champagne.
There are many reasons that this blanc de blanc from Divella is so special. To start, there is a very limited release in the UK – a very limited 300 bottles are allowed to be sold in the UK. This female winemaker (Alessandra Divella) made wine is both delicious as it is rare. A fully natural wine made with a spontaneous fermentation ( a form of fermentation where the juice is just left until the natural yeast in the air takes hold and the juice starts to ferment) is also bone dry thanks to the fact that is is a ‘dossage zero’. After all the sugar has been ‘eaten up’ by the 2nd fermentation in the bottle, sparkling wines have a little bit of sugar added to offset the acidity – but not here! A sugar free, dry, natural sparkling wine is the result. The wine is fermented in concrete tanks aged in wooden barrels before going through the Classic method of sparkling. It is then aged for 24 months on lees to give it a tasty bready taste before being disgorged and corked.