The Riccadonna Prosecco Biologico range comprises of two, new quality-certified variants -Riccadonna Prosecco D.O.C. Biologico and Riccadonna Prosecco Bio Millesimato D.O.C. -that have been organically produced from the stylish Riccadonna brand of Italian sparkling wines. Both variants within the new Riccadonna Prosecco Biologico range offer a premium and organic choice to celebrate everyday moments with elegance, whatever the occasion might be.
The term ‘Biologico’ relates to very specific techniques that are used in the production of both variants within the new Riccadonna Prosecco Biologico range. For this new range, we have been very careful to work with suppliers that carry aBIO certification for their organic production techniques, meaning that very specific protocols and biological regulations are adhered to during key production phases, includingin grape production.
A ‘cuvèe’ is defined as a wine produced from a blend of grapes from different vineyards and different vintages.
The French term ‘cuvèe’ derives from the Latin ‘cupa’, which originally indicated the barrels in which wine blends were stored.
This word was also introduced by the Champagne winegrowers, precisely because one of the distinguishing features of their wines, as we have seen, is that they are made from grapes from different vineyards and different vintages.
What is D.O.C. prosecco? The initials D.O.C. are a certified assurance of wine quality, standing for “Denominazione di Origine Controllata” and translated as “designation of controlled origin”. The D.O.C classification awarded under Italian & EU law guarantees that Prosecco is produced and vinified exclusively in the territory of origin, thereby ensuring the optimal combination of soil, microclimate and wine style.
What is D.O.C.G prosecco? D.O.C.G. is an italian mark which stands for Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin, DOCG). The DOCG wine designation was created in 1980 to differentiate the top Italian wines, as there was a general feeling that the DOC status was grated too liberally. The regulations for DOCG wines are tighter and more restrictive. For example maximum permitted grape yields are lower. Also each wine must pass an in-depth technical analysis and tasting to receive the official DOCG seal of approval from the Ministry of Agriculture.
A wine is defined as ‘vintage’ if it is produced from grapes of a single vintage.
The term ‘vintage’ comes from the French ‘millésime’, which translates as ‘vintage’. Therefore, in oenology, ‘vintage’ means the year of harvest of the grapes from which a wine is made.
In the case of particularly favourable and profitable vintages, however, many wineries decide to produce wine using grapes from the same harvest. It is only and exclusively in these cases that one can technically speak of ‘vintage wine’. To be precise, the specifications allow this term to be used for all sparkling wines made from at least 85% of the wine of the reference vintage.
Related to the French word “millesime”, Millesimato is an assurance of quality through very specific measures related to grape harvesting. The term is applied only to sparkling wines that are produced from a successful and single harvesting year, where thewine must contain a minimum of 85% of the vintage that is stated on the label. Riccadonna Prosecco Bio Millesimato D.O.C.is awarded this quality classification as it contains a minimum of 85% of the glera grape.
Riccadonna Prosecco Rosé D.O.C. Millesimato is a new quality-certified variant released from the stylish Riccadonna brand of Italian sparkling wines. It has a crisp and dry taste, complimented by a fruity aroma with delicate citrus notes. The Riccadonna Prosecco Roséis the perfect way to celebrate everyday moments with elegance and joy, whatever the occasion might be.
Riccadonna draws on its Century of vivacious Italian spirit and effortless style to perfectly lend itself to be enjoyed in any everyday occasions, and the Riccadonna Prosecco Rosé is no different –its elevated taste experience can make every day a celebration, no matter the occasion. For Riccadonna, it’s purely the simplicity of the moment –a surprise that brings a smile, or a spark of joy to be shared with friends.
As a delicately sparkling and premium product, Riccadonna Prosecco does have a shelf life so that the quality inside each bottle can be enjoyed at its best. Always check the packaging for the expiration date on your bottle of Riccadonna.
True to a mantra of ‘everyday celebration’, Riccadonna believes in making the most of life every daywhich to us is focused on savouring special moments thatbring joy to you and not in drinking more alcohol. Riccadonna’s belief in sparking moments to make every daya celebration could be as simple as a small surprise or kind gesture that brings a smileto others.
The best recommended tasting temperature of Riccadonna Prosecco D.O.C. Biologicois between 6-8⁰C and should be served in a tulip shaped flute. Its crisp and refreshing flavour tastes great by itself, as well as being a perfect addition to make an all-Italian Aperol Spritz