Grapes are sourced from vineyards in the area surrounding the town of Treviso, within the Prosecco D. O. C. (Denominazione di Origine Controllata). Situated halfway between the Italian Alps and the city of Venice, the area of Treviso experiences equal infl uence from cooling alpine breezes as well as the Adriatic Sea. The abundance of sunny summer days allows this cooler climate to ripen grapes for Prosecco production.
Wine maker notes
After pressing of the grapes and clarification of the must, primary fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats at 64° Fahrenheit for 8-10 days. After fermentation is complete, a second fermentation due to the addition of must occurs in glass-lined tanks over 45 days. This process, known as Charmat, produces the bubbles to create the sparkling wine while preserving the inherent freshness of the indigenous Glera grape variety (an advantage over the more time intensive Champagne method). The pressure is maintained at a lower level to create the ”Frizzante” style.
Excellent as an aperitif, it is a perfect accompaniment to hors-d’oeuvres and delicate first courses. Also wonderful with fish and shellfish.
Bellafina is a toast to Italian lifestyle. Produced in a lightly sparkling (Frizzante) and easy drinking style, the Bellafina wines are a perfect accompaniment to any cuisine, celebration or occasion. The name “Bellafina” is a union between two lovely Italian words - “bella” meaning beautiful and “fina” referring to fine, or delicate.