ALITA is a sparkling wine brand produced since 1980.
Each year ALITA’s sparkling wine masters explores great variety of wines from different South European vineyards to meet a quality standard of ALITA sparkling wine. Afterword various grape combinations are discovered to get a proper shape of the taste. And this is just a beginning of journey in order to make ALITA sparkling wine.
ALITA Selection is a line of naturally fermented sparkling wine produced using Charmat method. Taste variety of this line is based on distinctive characters of different grape varieties dominating in the wine.
Dominating grape varieties in this blend is ‘Pinot Noir’ and ‘Chardonnay’. Residual sugar 12 g/ltr.
The Charmat method begins, like the traditional method, with the creation of an uncarbonated base wine. This wine is mixed with a measure of sugar and yeast (together called the liqueur de tirage), then put in a large stainless steel pressure tank, or autoclave. The yeast and sugar cause a second fermentation in the closed tank, which is held under pressure so the carbon dioxide from the fermentation is forced into the wine. The second fermentation takes one to six weeks, after which the fizzy wine is immediately filtered and bottled. The dosage is added at bottling, usually to a brut level of sweetness (6–12 grams of sugar per liter).
The color suggests light straw, the palate features multiple pleasant layers of crisp flinty apple and lemon, and the nose reveals budding melons and flowers.
Pairs with hors d’oeuvres, smoked eel, seafood, and egg or poultry dishes. Suitable as an apéritif.
Serve chilled to 8 °C.