Spumante (NV)

Cavicchioli 1928

Cavicchioli 1928 Spumante is made from a blend of Malvasia and Pignoletto grapes. In the provinces of Emilia Romagna, the vines are grown mostly on a flat fertile terrain of medium texture.

In the winery, under-ripe grapes (in order to preserve well the acidity), hand picked, are vinified in white with the skins at a temperature of 8-10°C (cryomaceration) for about 24-26 hours; the alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature of 16-18°C is followed by the second fermentation using the Charmat method at a temperature of 54-57°F for about 15-24 days.

Cavicchioli 1928 Spumante features, when poured and tasted, white foam; lively, fine and persistent perlage; pale straw yellow color; an intense aroma of candied fruits and sweet flowers; and a fresh and delicate taste with an aromatic finish; its alcohol is 8%.

Cavicchioli 1928 Spumante should be drunk young and is excellent as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to whole meal; it’s particularly suitable for appetizers, delicate first courses and fish-based dishes. Serving temperature: chilled to 40°F.

Additional Information

Enticing aromas of peach and apricot give way to delicious juicy fresh fruit flavors complemented by a balanced sweetness on the palate. The light sparkle adds a creamy texture and refreshing crispness to the mouthwatering finish.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Modena
  • Winemaker: Sandro Cavicchioli
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Alcohol: 8.0%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Malvasia

Recent Press

  • Philadelphia Daily News Date: Friday, January 6, 2017
    I'm rarely a fan of cheap, sweet sparklers, but I have loved ones to consider. And they were thoroughly charmed by Cavicchioli 1928 Spumante, and not simply because of the cheery flowers blooming across the bottom of the bottle. This 100% Malvasia Modena lands with a sugary, big bubble buzz but pirouettes just before cloying on notes of stone fruit and a squirt of citrusy tartness. As a gateway sparkler for lovers of Sprite (and not much more expensive), you can do worse.
  • Wine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
    Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015
    "Sweet and frothy, this sparkler is balanced by citrusy acidity, offering flavors of biscotti, candied ginger, glazed nectarine and lemon curd."
  • The Black Dress Traveler Author: Wanda Mann
    Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
    "Fun and fizzy, this sweet white wine is made from 100% Malvasia grapes and has the most enticing notes of juicy peach and apricot. Add a little grenadine to make it pink and you'll taste a hint of pomegranate. "
    Grade: Rev Up the Romance with Sparkling Wines from Italy
  • Beverage Media Author: Jeff Siegel
    Date: Monday, December 2, 2013
    "The family has roots in Modena dating back a century, but started bottling under their name in 1928. In nifty retro-chic packages, the Cavicchioli 1928 Lambrusco and sparkling Malvasia are winners inside and out- and smartly priced."
  • Cosmopolitan Magazine Author: Alyssa Vitrano
    Date: Wednesday, January 2, 2013
    "Cavicchioli 1928 Sparkling White NV is sweet but not cloying. Great for desserts, and comes in a pretty flowery bottle (because yes, sometimes that can make you extra happy)."
  • Gabes View (Gabesview.com) Author: Gabe Sasso
    Date: Wednesday, January 2, 2013
    "This Sparkling Wine was produced using 100% Malvasia from the Modena region of Italy. The family has been producing wine there under their own name since 1928. This offering is widely available in the US and has a suggested retail price of $14.99. Fresh, vibrant stone fruit aromas explode from the nose of this wine. Peach, apricot and bits of mango are all present on the fruity palate. Bits of spice emerge on the finish as the cavalcade of fruit continues. The finish shows off elements of sweetness and enough acidity to keep things in check. This is a very fun wine that will have tons of crowd appeal."
    Grade: 7 Sparkling Wines for the Holidays and Beyond
  • Score: 88 Points

    Snooth Editorials Author: Gregory Dal Piaz
    Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012
    "Subtle aromatics on the nose show off almost medicinal base notes with pithy citrus aromas. Subtle on entry, this shows off lovely lemon and lemon pith flavors with hints of pollen and herb stems adding complexity. Light, fairly dry, and tart on the finish, this is irresistible. The finish shows a hint of strawberry tops and minerals before fading into pithy citrus flavors that ends on a mineral finale. A sweet sparkler for adults."
  • The Wine Buzz Author: Unlisted
    Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
    "Gently frizzante; rich aroma with floral, butterscotch and cherry notes; sweet lime on the palate with crisp apple flavor and good acidity."
    Grade: Recommended Bubbles

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