Both Spumante and Frizzante are Italian for "Sparkling".
Both are wide classes used to describe different production methods.
In Italy, Sparkling wines are called Frizzante or Spumante.
Frizzante wines have light bubbles (2.5 - 3.5 bars of pressure).
The most famous Italian Frizzante wines are:
Most Frizzante wines are made using the "Charmat" method.
The Charmat method is quicker and cheaper than the Champagne method.
With this method, wine, yeast, and sugar are mixed into a steel tank. The tank is sealed, and when the yeast consumes sugar, it releases bubbles in the wine.
Spumante wines are fully sparkling (4 - 6 bars of pressure).
The most famous Italian Spumante wines are:
Italian Spumante wines are produced either with the Charmat method or Metodo Classico.
Metodo Classico is the Italian name for wines produced the same way as Champagne.
|Brut Nature (Brut Zero)||0-3||3|
|Extra Dry (Extra Sec, Extra Seco)||12-17||10|
|Dry (Sec, Seco)||17-32||20|
|Doux (Sweet, Dulce)||50+||30+|
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