Firefighters and divers participated in a special operation Lake Garda region; In the Porto San Nicolo in the municipality of Riva It has been 1216 bottles of sparkling wine infused From Cantina Riva del Garda.
Bottles of sparkling wine in Lake Garda
1216 bottles of sparkling wine are the heroes of the process: at a depth of 40 meters Thanks to the help of divers and firefighters, they were placed in a dark place and with one The temperature ranges between 9 and 13 degrees max.
An official note about The project was born in 2000The idea was to make a truly unique sparkling wine. who produced The classic Trento Doc method for sparkling wine He studied this innovative method of aging wine.
The innovation was used not only in Italy but also in FranceAllow champagne wine to have one optimum maturity Thanks to the combination of darkness and constant temperature, as well as gentle wave action.
The case, with more than 1,200 bottles inside, was placed at a depth of forty meters; This is not the first time this has been done. Already in 2020 1200 bottles of Spumante were produced with Chardonnay grapes Leave the bottles in Lake Garda; Then maturity is completed by another two years outside the water.
The secret of perfect maturity
Studies and research have shown that at a depth of about 40 meters in Lake Garda, wine was able to obtain A special maturity that makes the wine truly unique. In the absence of light and constant temperature between 9 and 13 degrees, bottles can also enjoy Cute rocking from the waves and one Less pressure difference Between the inside and the outside this last element is especially important because Gas exchange is reduced to a minimum.
every yearIn conjunction with the immersion of the new bag restore a previous reference which is then done To be tasted by expert connoisseurs which analyzes the evolution of sparkling wine produced from Chardonnay grapes from Upper Tennessee Region.
Lake Garda wine
there Lake Garda region It is especially rich from an enological point of view; With an area of more than 369 square kilometres, it is The largest lake in Italy It is also known to be surrounded by Many Chrome Chardonnay. It is this group that Sparkling wine the classic way; To make it even more special and special, Cantina di Riva decided to try aging on the bottom of the lake.
In an official interview with ANSA, Foreo Battellini The winemaking expert explains the aging technique as follows: “At this depth, there is a smaller difference between the pressure inside the bottles, about 6 bar, and the pressure of the lake, which is constant at about 5 bar, and the almost complete absence of oxygen. These are the conditions that are difficult to achieve at the surface. , which decisively reduces the exchange of external and internal gases, allowing for slower maturation.”
To help the process were Divers and firefighters of the town of Riva del Garda who participated in setting up the fund. As mentioned, this is not the first operation, the project has already seen more than 1,200 bottles placed at the same depth in 2020 as well.