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.

Petillant wines

Friza Rozé 2017
Friza White


Tangy and sharply focused on entry, this petillant wine made from Pinot Noir grapes, offering scents of berries, wild strawberries, some floral notes and mineral flavors that gain richness with air while retaining vivacity. The friendly and delicate mousse is very well integrated and emphasizes the freshness and fruitiness of the wine. It has a touch of sweetness and that makes the wine easy to drink. Great as an aperitif, but because of its structure, it can be drank with meal like fish, white poultry and salads.

This semi-dry petillant wine has no added CO2, their effervescence is resulting exclusively from thier own fermentation process.

Variety Pinot Noir
Alc. vol. 11%
Residual sugar 8,3 g/l
Acidity 6 g/l
Serving temperature 6-8°C
Food pairing fish, salads, sushi and fresh cheeses, but might be one of the few stand-alone wine as well.
Medals Bronze Medal WineUp Official Selection 2016, 2017, Best petillant wine Vince Magazin (Hungary)

FRIZA 2017

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
Alc.vol. 10,5%
Residual sugar 12 g/l
Acidity 7,2 g/l
Serving temperature 6-8°C
Food pairing hot and spicy meals, salads, fresh goat cheese, fruits