FRIZA is a fun, friendly and approachable subbrand of Carastelec Winery. It is a gateway wine that welcomes everyone, new and experienced, to discover the world of wine. It is the expression of freedom, joy and the effervescence of life. Carastelec Winery is the first Romanian winery who are using Asti method to produce petillant wines. Petillant is the French word that has been traditionally used to describe fizzy, slightly effervescent wines. Petillant - or frizzante - in wine talk alludes to a “semi-sparkling” wine with just a bit of carbonation in solution, not enough to make the bottle open with a loud pop, but just sufficient to give the wine a pleasant "prickly" or "crackling" character that can add a delicious note of refreshment and an enhanced fruitiness. Technologically, the natural fermentation of must into wine is stopped before is completely finished. When the fermentation is almost completed, the tank's valves are closed, and the CO2 is trapped in the wine. The wine kept under pressure is bottled under pressure to preserve the carbon dioxide content i.e. the fine pearling bubbles of it. This method gives extremely fruity, lightly bubbling wines, with 1 - 2,5 bars pressure in bottle, with a pleasant residual sugar and low alcohol content. Our petillants are made by Feteasca Regala, indigenous variety and the rosé one is 100% Pinot Noir.
Fine floral and yellow-fruity elements underscore this lively, effervescent wine. Honeyed linden flower, wildflower notes, pear and quince flavours highlight this lightly bubbling white made from the indigenous Feteasca Regala (Royal Maiden) variety. The exotic fruit and mineral hints on the finish give additional buoyancy to this off-dry petillant. Perfect as a starter, but it can be drunk with spicy food or not-so-sweet desserts.
This semi-dry petillant wine has no added CO2; their effervescence results exclusively from its own fermentation process.
|Variety||Fetească Regală/ Royal Maiden|
|Residual sugar||7 g/l|
|Food pairing||hot and spicy meals, salads, fresh goat cheese, fruits|