It has a lively and persistent mousse with fine perlage. It is an attractive pale yellow in colour, with green reflections. Perfumes of white flowers and stone fruits, with subtle hints of vanilla, which follow through on to the palate. Fine, elegant yet rounded and beautifully balanced.
Made in the ‘traditional method‘, the different parcels of wine are all vinified separately. 15% of the wines used in the blend are fermented and then matured for seven months in small oak barrels. These wines are then blended with the “reserve wines”, which come from between six and nine earlier vintages. Once blended, the wine is bottled and the second fermentation takes place in bottle. It is then left to age on the lees for two and a half years before release. The contribution of the reserve wines ensures Bellavista’s consistent, signature style in every bottle.
This tastes as good as it looks. Produced in Lombardy, using the Champagne method, it is considerably posher than Prosecco. With a nose of baked pastry, fresh lemon and a touch of apricot, it is complex on the palate, with a creamy texture and minerality balancing the pear and softer notes of wild honey.
Corinna Hardgrave, “Christmas Dinner Wines”, Irish Independent, 16 December 2017
White flowers, green apple, almonds, zesty lemon peel and a pleasant taste of lemon biscuits combine in this elegant and vibrant Spumante. It has a persistent mousse and bubbles that last for long.
Gabriela Guerez, “Franciacorta, the Italian Sparkling that Gives Champagne a Run for its Money”, Thetaste.ie, 01 June 2017