Gazela Sparkling Dry White
Designation of origin
Country of origin: Portugal
Winemaker: Miguel Pessanha
Varieties: Maria Gomes, Arinto, Cerceal, Bical
Gazela Sparkling is a versatile, dry, light and refreshing sparkling wine. It is suitable for any occasion and expresses a combination of modernity, youthfulness, freshness, lightness and elegance. This sparkling wine is a welcome addition to the Gazela range that epitomizes life´s simple pleasures. This sparkling wine has an innovative, fresh style to attract consumers with a youthful, urban and sophisticated spirit.
With a citrus-yellow hue, Gazela Sparkling Dry has a fine and persistent effervescence. It has a very fresh bouquet which combines floral and white fruit aromas with slight hints of toast. In the mouth it has a creamy mousse, a remarkable freshness and lightness derived from a very well-balanced and lively acidity. It has an elegant and aromatic finish.
The Bairrada region grapes were picked early to ensure freshness and a fine acidity, and were pressed very gently. The must obtained after a careful clarification was slowly fermented at a low temperature. The base wine thus obtained underwent a second, slow, fermentation, in a closed tank (Charmat method) at about 16ºC, and was subsequently stabilised, clarified and bottled.
After the second fermentation, a maturing period of about 2 months enables this wine to reach its optimum condition for release. After the bottle is opened, Gazela Sparkling Dry should be consumed immediately preferably as, with any sparkling wine, the fizz disappears with time. It is, however, possible to maintain most of its qualities for one or two days, provided it is well corked and kept in a refrigerator.
When stored the bottle should be kept in a dry and cool place, sheltered form light.
Serve between 6ºC-8ºC.
Gazela Sparkling Dry is hugely versatile: a perfect choice for ending a busy day; an aperitif; a match for a cheesy starter, a Japanese dinner or a fresh fruit dessert.
Total Acidity: 6,6 g/l (tartaric acid)
Sugar: 20 g/l