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Six Sweetness Levels of Prosecco

Brut Nature Ca'Salina Cirotto Demi Sec Dolce Dry Extra Brut Extra Dry Furlan Low Sugar Prosecco Sparkling Wine

Six Sweetness Levels of Prosecco

You may be surprised to discover that Prosecco is available in 6 different sweetness levels, from the fairly new classification (for Prosecco) of Brut Nature, the driest, to the sweetest style Demi-Sec.   The International Sparking Wine Scale is applicable to most sparkling wines including Champagne, Cava and English Sparkling Wine.  However, not all sparkling wines are made in every classification – that depends mainly on if there are rules governing the category, on the winemaker or the suitability of the grape. BRUT NATURE (also known as Brut Zero, Ultra Brut, Pas Dosé or Dosage Zéro), 0 – 3 g/l of residual...

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Brutissimo Moscato: The Good, Not The Bad Nor Ugly

Ca'Salina Extra Brut Low Sugar Moscato Rosé Sparkling Wine

Brutissimo Moscato: The Good, Not The Bad Nor Ugly

A ‘bone dry Moscato’ is quite an oxymoron.  A phrase which perfectly sums up Ca’Salina’s Brutissimo Manzoni Moscato Extra Brut, a pink sparkling wine.   If you Google ‘Moscato wine’, you’ll see that it is typically a sweet wine.  When I Googled ‘Moscato Extra Brut’, Ca’Salina’s Brutissimo on my website was the only one that appeared. Hence, Moscato is rarely, if ever, bone dry.  Brutissimo is an exceptional wine, not only in terms of taste but also how it’s made.  Produced using Manzoni Moscato grapes, it has only 0.5 grams of residual sugar per litre (that’s very low – a typical...

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