The Cavicchioli family has been cultivating vines in the San Prospero province of Modena (Sorbara DOC) for over a century, but it was not until 1928 that Umberto Cavicchioli began bottling the wine under his family name. Umberto’s two grandsons, brothers Sandro and Claudio, are still part of the business today: Claudio looks after the commercial side of the family business and Sandro is the Winemaker. The Cavicchioli family is among the largest landowners in the Modena DOC with 95ha of vineyards of which 70ha are of the prized Sorbara variety. Here, the climate is always humid with cold winters and hot summers and vineyards are planted in the pergola system to keep the vines dry. Their family’s focus on vineyard ownership, low yields and DOC production has been instrumental in establishing Cavicchioli as one of the few leaders in high-quality Lambrusco and Sparkling wines.
Legend says that a Vitis Lambrusca, or “Wild Vine” as named by Ancient Romans, crept out of the forests of the Apennine Mountains and settled in Emilia, around Modena. Over centuries, it developed different characteristics according to local conditions so that there are noticeable differences in the 30+ sub-varieties found today.
In the winery, under-ripe” grapes (in order to preserve well the acidity), hand picked, are vinified in white with the skins at a temperature of 8-10°C (cryomaceration) for about 12 hours; the alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature of 16-18°C is followed by the second fermentation using the Charmat method at a temperature of 12-14 °C for about 15-24 days. Winemaking
Fermented in stainless steel tanks and concrete vats. Red protocol, fermented with comercial yeast, addition of nutrients, open pump overs and fermentation conducted at 28ºC
No oak treatment.
Cavicchioli 1928 Prosecco DOC Spumante Extra Dry features, when poured and tasted, white foam; lively, fine and persistent perlage; pale straw yellow color; an intense aroma of candied fruits and sweet flowers; and a fresh and delicate taste with an aromatic finish; its alcohol is 11%.
2 x Caviciolli Spumante Prosecco - Veneto, Italy
Pack Price: €52.50