Lunetta Prosecco Spumante Brut
Cavit is a leading co-operative in the mountainous Trentino region of northeast Italy. The winery began as a consortium of associated grape growers in 1950, with a dedicated winery at Ravina di Trento built in 1964.
Today It unites 11 separate cellars and their combined 4,500 grape growers across 7,000 hectares of vineyard, to produce an impressively broad portfolio from an intriguing palette of indigenous and international grape varieties.
Trentino has a much higher proportion of wines produced as DOC than any other region in Italy – an average of 80% of the region’s wines have a DOC classification, compared to around 30% elsewhere in the country. Remarkably, Cavit accounts for 60% of this region’s wine production and they advise and supervise all aspects of this production from the vineyard to the bottle.
Their site at Maso Toresella on the shores of Lake Toblino was the historic residence of the Prince Bishops of Trento, surrounded by 6.5 hectares of vineyard. It is one of the most significant ‘masi’ (rural estates) in the whole of Trentino. They have worked with the San Michele all’Adige Oenological Institute, since 1988, to develop wines of the highest quality.
In 1993 Cantina Altemasi was established, also at Ravina, not far from the region’s capital of Trento – for the production and maturation of Classic Trentodoc and Charmat Method sparkling wines. Trento Doc was the first Classical Method sparkling wine DOC to be established anywhere in the world after Champagne, and the first in Italy.
Cavit’s Lunetta Prosecco Spumante is made exclusively from Glera grapes cultivated in the Veneto region, in the hills north of Treviso, between the river Piave and the Prealps. The Glera grape flourishes in the fresh, loose hill soils in this area and the average yield is 90 hl/ha. The grapes are harvested by hand in mid September.
Temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel. The second fermentation is carried out in tank (known as Charmat method), after which the wine is held on fine lees for 3 months before bottling.
What does it go with?
Serve chilled as an aperitif or celebration wine. Also goes well with Italian panettone. Cake and fizz? What more could you ask for?
What the press say:
“Pale lemon-green in colour with a lightly floral aroma note and almondy notes, this ha fresh, creamy, deliciously succulent fruit on the palate, with an elegance that sets it apart from most Prosecco. A slightly sweet crowd pleaser.” The Champagne & Sparkling WWC 2014
“Soft, round, peachy stone fruit, with rounded creamy acidity and lemon sherbet on the finish” Ronan Sayburn, Sommelier Wine Awards 2014
“Great mousse and a lush fruit finish of yellow apples and quince” Garry Clark, The Chester Grosvenor 2014
“Juicy, offering a lively bead and flavours of ripe peach, guava, melon and spice, with a firm finish.” Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator, May 31st 2013
“Fruity yet dry, this opens with subtle floral and green notes. It is precise with good acids, taut citrus and pear fruit, and a crisp, fresh honeyed finish.” Sommelier Wine Awards 2013.