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Art in Wine,Italy,Prosecco,Rosé,Sparkling,Wine,Wine of the Week

Valentine Value Vinos from Around the Globe ~ Wines of the Week ~ Bervini 1955 Sparkling wines

PREFACE:

  1. THE HEART OF THE DEAL ~ THE WINERY: info is coming from the company’s own statement
    1. I can’t make up their history
    2. Nor am I to try
  2. THE SCIENCE OF THE DEAL ~ WINEMAKING
  3. THE SOUL OF THE DEAL ~ SAMPLE
    1. From: WINE TREES USA

 

Bervini 1955 2016 Prosecco DOC Millesimato Extra Dry

THE HEART OF THE DEAL: Bervini 1955, founded by Antonio Bergamo on May 5, 1955, is a multi-generational family-owned winery, based in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy, and is managed by second and third generations, Giuseppe and Paolo Bergamo, respectively. Bervini 1955 crafts vintage-dated Prosecco D.O.C. and Spumante Rosé, both primarily sourced from their 54-acre, certified organic, estate vineyards. This estate spans the two DOC zones of Prosecco and Friuli Grave.

THE SCIENCE OF THE DEAL: The Bergamo family firmly believes in humanae artis natura magistra – nature is the master of all human arts. Production for these wines begins in the vineyard.

THE SOUL OF THE DEAL: This sparkling wine is delicately dry and has a beautifully balanced acidity, which makes it delightful in all ways. It has a true focus, connected to the land from which it came, while allowing for aromas of a warm, early spring morning. It also has aroma of Ponderosa lemons just picked from the tree, and yet has a full enough mouth feel to be perfectly paired with late summer’s freshly sliced persimmons. It just knocked me over with its lusciousness. Very easy to enjoy, with or without delicate foods.

[ART: Pierre Auguste Renoir: Spring at Chatou, c.1872 to 1875]

 

 

Bervini 1955 Spumante Rosé, Friuli Venezia Giulia

SAME AS ABOVE: THE HEART OF THE DEAL: Bervini 1955, founded by Antonio Bergamo on May 5, 1955, is a multi-generational family-owned winery, based in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy, and is managed by second and third generations, Giuseppe and Paolo Bergamo, respectively. Bervini 1955 crafts vintage-dated Prosecco D.O.C. and Spumante Rosé, both primarily sourced from their 54-acre, certified organic, estate vineyards. This estate spans the two DOC zones of Prosecco and Friuli Grave. This Spumante is a sparkling wine from the Piedmont region of Italy. (It is also called Asti or Asti Spumante.) 

THE SCIENCE OF THE DEAL: The wine is made from blend of Glera (a grape variety that’s used in making Prosecco), and Roboso (a local Red grape, and where the Rosè derives its color). The grapes are handled protectively. The Bervini 1955 Spumante Rosé was fermented in stainless steel tanks, and its secondary fermentation was in the Charmat method. This happened at 60.8 degrees Fahrenheit (16 degrees Celsius) for 40 days, to create this delicious bubbly wine. [Charmat* method:  The secondary fermentation is moved into stainless steel tanks. This allows sparkling producers to control the sparkling wine’s process in an easier way, and is allows the winemakers to also create larger volumes of the wine.]

THE SOUL OF THE DEAL The flavors of this wine are citrusy and malic (think crisp apples). Also, my favorite strawberries and raspberries in early season, simply flavorful, and not over the top in what its offering. It’s a very clean, sparkling wine, with lovely tiny little bubbles. This Spumante Rosé reminded me of a Maxfield Parrish painting called Daybreak… A time of excitable and easy going love. It all comes together; the art of art and art of wine…

2 Responses to “Valentine Value Vinos from Around the Globe ~ Wines of the Week ~ Bervini 1955 Sparkling wines”

  1. MORTON HOCHSTEIN says:

    LOVEDYOUR VALENTINES DAY COLUMN..MORT

  2. Jo Diaz says:

    Thanks, Mort. That’s so kind of you, and it means a lot to me.

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