FRIZA WINES is the expression of freedom, the expression of 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, without the addition of secondary yeasts or sugars. (This is in contrast to méthode champenoise, the method used to make Champagne and other more-common sparkling wines, in which a finished wine undergoes a secondary fermentation in the bottle with additional yeasts and sugars). 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.
Fine floral and yellow-fruity elements underscore this lively effervescent wine. Honeyed linden flower and wild flower notes, pear and quince flavors highlight this lightly bubbling white made from the local Feteasca Regala 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 drank with spicy food or not so sweet desserts.
This semi-dry petillant wine has no added CO2, their effervescence is resulting exclusively from thier own fermentation process.
|Variety||Fetească Regală/ Royal Maiden|
|Residual sugar||12 g/l|
|Food pairing||hot and spicy meals, salads, fresh goat cheese, fruits|