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Semi-sparkling Wine

Pleasant and gastronomic, with an extraordinary ease of drinking, semi-sparkling wines are the inseparable table companions of every good gourmet. Technically speaking, these wines contain carbon dioxide but have a lower pressure inside the bottle than sparkling wines. They are produced with the Charmat or Martinotti method to guarantee vivacity and brilliance, aromatic clarity and simplicity of taste, or with the ancient practice of re-fermentation in the bottle. Whether they are more or less intense, light like a Pignoletto, richer like a Lambrusco, lightly sweetened like Bonarda, dry like Gutturnio or sweet and aromatic like Moscato, each variety represents the most spontaneous, simple and captivating soul of the wine world, offering lively and satisfying taste experiences.

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Pleasant and gastronomic, with an extraordinary ease of drinking, semi-sparkling wines are the inseparable table companions of every good gourmet. Technically speaking, these wines contain carbon dioxide but have a lower pressure inside the bottle than sparkling wines. They are produced with the Charmat or Martinotti method to guarantee vivacity and brilliance, aromatic clarity and simplicity of taste, or with the ancient practice of re-fermentation in the bottle. Whether they are more or less intense, light like a Pignoletto, richer like a Lambrusco, lightly sweetened like Bonarda, dry like Gutturnio or sweet and aromatic like Moscato, each variety represents the most spontaneous, simple and captivating soul of the wine world, offering lively and satisfying taste experiences.

The Origins of Semi-Sparkling Wines

The history of semi-sparkling wines is closely linked to that of sparkling wines, sharing the same production methods. What differentiates them is primarily the internal pressure in the bottle: no less than 3 bars for sparkling wines and between 1 and 2.5 bars for semi-sparkling wines, at a temperature of 20°C.

The origin of bubbles in fermented grape juice is very ancient, as its existence is documented in the Book of Psalms and then by Homer, Virgil, Horace, Propertius, Lucan and Pliny the Elder. In ancient Roman times, two main types were known: Aigleucos was a sweet nectar mixed with honey, produced in sealed terracotta amphoras and placed in cold water in order to stop fermentation and keep the carbon dioxide inside the container; Ancinatico on the other hand was a must of dried grapes partially fermented in sealed amphoras. These types were also known by the names "spumenscens", "titillans" and "saliens", indicating the lively vivacity of the carbon dioxide bubbles.

Other important evidence of this type can be found in modern times, in the 16th century, in the writings of the Veronese doctor Girolamo Fracastoro, Andrea Bacci, doctor of Pope Sixtus V, and Girolamo Conforti. In the meantime, the creation of resistant glass bottles paved the way, du