Cavit Trento Brut Altemasi Graal Ris 2003
This wine comes from the highest and most suitable vineyards in Trentino, particularly those located in the hills of Trento, in the highlands of Brentwood and the Valle dei Laghi. The grapes are collected in special boxes, white vinified and aged in stainless steel tanks and barrels. The second fermentation in the bottle is followed by a stay on the lees for at least 48 months. Then disgorgement is made. This sparkling wine is a golden color, with shades of green just hinted at. The bouquet is complex, with hints of honey, ripe apple and hazelnut. It is full flavored, elegant, balanced and of excellent material.
External Reviews for Cavit Trento Brut Altemasi Graal Ris
Altemasi Riserva Graal 2001 - Tre Bicchieri, Gambero Rosso/ An unprecedented 14 wines from Palm Bay International’s Italian portfolio have been awarded the Tre Bicchieri designation by Gambero Rosso/Slow Food Guide to Italian Wines - Italy’s premier wine review. Tre Bicchieri (“Three Glasses”) is widely regarded as Italy’s highest accolade where its nation’s wines are concerned.
Altemasi Riserva Graal 2000 - International Wine Review/ We had high hopes for this wine, and we weren't disappointed. Produced by the metodo classico, Italy's version of the methode champenoise, the Graal 2000 is a rich and tasty sparkler. It offers a rich creamy palate of ripe fruit flavors, hazelnuts and nuances of toast. It reveals moderately high acidity and a rich elegance on the finish. It was also terrific with some Kumamoto oysters on the half shell some of us had for starters.
Our Selections of Top Sparkling Wines and Champagnes/ “A yellow gold, tasty wine made in small quantities by the metodo classico. A blend of 80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Nero. Aromas of rich, ripe baked pineapple with lees notes. Very fresh, crisp and rich attack with ripe tropical fruit flavors on the well-balanced palate. Finishes dry with lingering notes of honey and pineapple.”
Summer Sparklers/ This ambitious sparkler was disgorged in 2005, its long aging on the lees yielding a creamy texture and nutty flavors. Fruit balances the leesiness with scents of baked pear and apple skin. It's rich enough for veal sauteed with mushrooms.
Altemasi Riserva Graal - Trento DOC Talento 2002 - Tre Bicchieri, Gambero Rosso Guide to Italian Wines 2010/ ...The sparkling Altemasi Graal Riserva '02 is not just spectacular. It's also our Sparkler of the Year thanks to a soaring performance. Rich, full, and intense in every facet of tasting, it lives up to its name as a Holy Grail of sparkling wines.
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