Bellenda Prosecco Miraval
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Bellenda Prosecco Miraval
About the Brand Bellenda
We love our own land, our own corner of earth, which is also our house, and we respect it through how we care for our vineyards and how we handle our grapes, the fruit of our earth that brings to life wines that are representative of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene growing area.
We strongly believe in the qualities and the versatility of traditional grapes of our growing area.
For that reason, we have always been committed to producing different interpretations of sparkling wines, different styles, different versions of wines that are foamy, fizzy, or fully sparkling, with or without sediment, classic method or Charmat method, but wines that respect our grapes and our growing area, never refusing to try our hand at something new that appears.
We are also importers and distributors of modest but valiant wine producers that we have discovered over years of traveling and tasting. From Champagne to Bordeaux, from Spain to Slavonia, we have selected wineries that have intrigued and excited us.
Today, our history is interwoven with theirs, in an adventure of discovery and understanding that allows us, from our own hills, to open for you a much broader and diverse wine panorama.
About the Wine
Made from glera grapes grown in the Conegliano and Valdobbiadene hills, Miraval is produced according to the Italian method, which yields a smooth, delicate sparkling wine of outstanding finesse, with a distinctive floral and fruit-rich bouquet. With its luminous appearance, it releases a lively, dense bead of pin-point bubbles. A stylish, rich bouquet forefronts crisp notes of Golden Delicious apple, pear, and wisteria, and its overall quality is a superb balance between luscious aromas and tangy crispness.
Origin of name: Miraval is a local place-name, where the grapes are grown.
Vineyard: The glera grapes are cultivated in Carpesica area, in limestone-clay soils rich in morainic deposits from the ancient Piave glacier that descended from the Fadalto saddle between Moun Pizzoc and Mount Visentin. The vineyards, facing south-southwest at an average elevation of 180 metres, are planted to an average density of 4,800 vines per hectare and are trained to the Sylvoz system. Harvest generally occurs in the second half of September and the vineyard yield averages 85 hl/ha. The weather is mild, with cold winters and summers that are warm, but never muggy, and with consistent breezes. The day-night temperature differentials are significant, particularly in the summer.
Vinification: After the clusters are de-stemmed and the grapes gently pressed, the must is gravity-settled then fermented at 18-20°C. The wine matures sur lie from 1 to 3 months. The second fermentation is performed in accord with the Italian method, in 100hl steel pressure fermenters for a period of some 2 months.
Serve: Enjoy at 6-8°C in a large Prosecco crystal glass. Avoid using a flute, which does not allow full expression of the wine’s bouquet.
Food Pairing: Outstanding as an aperitif wine, Miraval is also a magnificent partner to shellfish finger foods and antipasti, and it begs to be enjoyed with light risottos and Treviso’s traditional casatella cheese. It will show good development during the two years following the vintage date; if it is well stored, its nose and palate will grow in complexity even three years after harvest.