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Spumante versus Frizzante

Italy, a country known for pasta, pizza and wine, also shows great sophistication and skill in the production of sparkling wines that bring a smile to many palates. From the world-famous Prosecco from the Veneto region to the elegant Franciacorta, which are as stylish as a fashion show in Milan, Italy has a wide range of sparkling delicacies to offer.

As beautiful as the selection of sparkling wine-based drinks from Italy is, the terminology can also be confusing. So in this article, we'll be looking at these terms so that you can score points at the next quiz night.

Before we begin our journey to Italy, however, we first need to clarify two terms. Here is a brief digression on the subject:

Spumante versus Frizzante 

Frizzante is an Italian term used to describe sparkling wine, with less carbon dioxide than a "Spumante". At the same time the bottle pressure does not exceed 2.5 bar. It is characterized by a light perlage and usually has a lower price.
On the other hand, there is spumante, which is also a sparkling wine, however, this one has a higher carbon dioxide pressure. This is achieved through a second fermentation in the bottle or tank. Spumante is produced according to stricter standards and can have different flavors from brut to mild, depending on the residual sugar content.

Simply put, the terms spumante and frizzante are the pandnt to sparkling & semi-sparkling wine.

Spumante is a general term for Italian sparkling wines, which can be produced in different regions of Italy. Unlike Prosecco, Spumante wines can be made from a variety of grapes, including Glera, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and others. They can also be made in different styles, from dry to sweet.
This brings up the next question. What is the difference between Spumente and Prosecco?

What is a Prosecco?

The oh-so-popular Prosecco is a specialty in itself. Prosecco can be produced either as a frizzante (slightly sparkling) or as a spumante (highly sparkling). This is ultimately explained by the name: e.g. Prosecco Spumante. But the decisive criteria for Prosecco are the grape and the region. Prosecco is mainly made from the Glera grape (minimum 85%) and is usually produced in the Veneto region in north-eastern Italy. It is known for its light and fruity style with fine bubbles.

Overall, it can be said that Prosecco is more specific to the Glera grape and the Veneto region, while Spumante encompasses a wider variety of grapes and production styles that can be produced in different regions of Italy

Spumante Pizzolato

An exquisite example of an outstanding spumante is the sparkling rosé from Pizzolato - Villorba. This spumante is not only a delight for the senses, but also an award-winning pleasure. Its pale pink appearance and fine perlage are achieved through a balanced combination of Glera and Raboso grapes, which give the wine its characteristic floral notes and nuances of cherry and raspberry..

The stylish bottle of Pizzolato Rosé, designed like a fine perfume bottle, underlines its elegance and quality. Awarded gold at the Global Rosé Masters The Drink Business 2022, this spumante is a true perennial favorite at the highest level.
Pizzolato Spumente online bei Protos

Overall, the Pizzolato Rosé impressively demonstrates how a sparkling wine can become an incomparable pleasure experience thanks to its fermentation-induced carbonic acid and strict production standards.