Spumante Secco

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At A Glance:
dry, sparkling, clean, crisp, chilled, celebrations
A bottle of Spumante Secco wine produced by Hopewell Valley Vineyards - one of many New Jersey wineries

Clean, dry, and a well-balanced sparkling wine. Ideal for hors dÍoeuvres, cocktails, seafood, and toasting for special occasions. A new Hopewell Valley Vineyards favorite. Serve chilled.

Vintner's Comment:

Our Spumante Secco is a sparkling wine that is made in a traditional Italian method which is called the CharmatMethodSpumante means sparkling Italian wine andsecco simply means dry in Italian.  The re-fermentation process happens in a pressurized tank, instead of in a bottle, and then the wine is bottled in an isobaric machine to preserve the carbonation. Although not all the time, it doesn't happen every year, more like every so often, depending on my annual yields, I mix it with our Vidal Blanc and even with Muscato Canelli, and then we ferment it.  Spumante is in essence a champagne, and it is classified by many different levels of sweetness:

  • doux (sweetest)
  • sec
  • demi sec
  • brute
  • brute nature (with no added sugars), and
  • extra brute (the driest, very, very rare, I've never myself drunk an extra brute spumante) 

This is my favorite white wine. I guess I simply prefer drinking my white wines sparkling, except maybe for a good Sauvignon Blanc or Vidal Blanc. To cook, there's Risotto Allo Spumante, where you make risotto using Spumante or champagne, and I really like to do that with risotto for a lighter dish. I also like our Spumante a lot as an aperitif, and in Italy it's typical to have a bottle of Spumante before dinner to whet the palate before a heavier meal. And of course, its a celebratory type of drink. Ideal for New Years Eve, holiday parities, graduations, anniversaries, weddings...even after winning a car race! 


Silver - International Eastern Wine Competition
Silver - Florida International Wine Competition

Gold - International Eastern Wine Competition
Silver - Finger Lakes Wine Competition

Gold - Finger Lakes Wine Competition

Bronze - Finger Lakes Wine Competition

Gold - Finger Lakes Wine Competition
Silver - Florida State Fair International Wine Competition
Gold - Best Sparkling Wine  - New Jersey Wine Competition

Silver - Finger Lakes Wine Competition
Silver - New Jersey Wine Competition 
Bronze - International Eastern Wine Competition

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  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 6th Dec 2013

    This wine is delicious. It also make delicious mimosas.