Cavit Prosecco Lunetta
Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Lunetta ("Little Moon" in Italian) celebrates life's small pleasures. The grapes are handpicked and vinified at Cavit's state-of-the-art sparkling wine facility in the northern Italian region of Trentino, dedicated exclusively to producing world-class sparkling wines.
Enticing aromas of apple and peach give way to a palate that is refreshing, and harmonious, with crisp fruit flavors and a clean finish.
Lunetta Prosecco is delightful as an aperitif or enjoyed with antipasti, hors d'oeuvres, sushi, shellfish and seafood.
Tasting Panel - "Smooth and crisp with clean, fresh flavors of white blossoms and apple; juicy, dry and tangy with balance and a long finish; a great value."
Founded in 1957, Cavit has earned an international reputation as an innovative leader in Trentino winemaking. Today it is responsible for approximately 70% of this northern Italian province's entire wine production.
The company is based on a partnership between 5,000 member growers, organized into 14 associated cellars located throughout Trentino in zones noted for the quality of their production. Grapes are crushed and vinified at each cellar and after selection sent to Cavit's central winery near Trento for finishing, bottling and aging.
Cavit is a capital example of cooperation and size on a human scale. Trentino winemaking families are able to tap into a pool of resources and attain levels of quality that might otherwise lie beyond their reach.
Strength in numbers has also enabled Cavit to develop its own showcase hospitality and research center (which works closely with Italy's most prestigious school of viticultural research at nearby San Michele all'Adige), at the beautiful Maso Torresella, a former archbishop's castle on the shores of Lake Toblino.
The rewards of cooperation between Cavit's growers are apparent at every level, not least among consumers, for whom Cavit produces consistently high quality, affordably priced premium wines that have captured literally hundreds of awards and medals to date and are in demand in over 20 countries worldwide. View all Cavit Wines
About Trentino-Alto AdigeView a map of Trentino-Alto Adige wineries (tren-TEE-noe ahl-toe ah-DEE-jay)
Notable FactsReds are likely to be Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, along with a few local varieties, most notably Schiaval. The white grapes are Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Traminer and Chardonnay. Chardonnay is the most-planted and most revered, while Traminer hails from Austria and has an amazingly light body, but is also intensely floral and delicious. Pinot Bianco and Pinot Grigio are the international players that make lively whites of good value. The sweet spot of Trentino Alto-Adige is Vino Santo- a wine not to be confused with Tuscany's Vin Santo. Vino Santo (which means holy wine) is a sweet wine of the area made from dried grapes. Not found as much as Vin Santo, but still a treat.
A little ditty about Italy...This country has about as many wines as its had governments. With 20 different regions, hundreds of DOCs and even more indigenous varieties, the amount of wine made in Italy is mind-boggling. Most of the juice, however, remains in the country for thirsty Italians. Wine is food in Italy and its rare that a meal is consumed without a glass of vino. That said, it's not common to find many folks drinking wine without food either. In turn, it's a match, and a mighty good one at that. In fact, it's safe to say that Italian wine is a foodie wine – one that goes on the table for a myraid of meals.
For regions, the most popular are Tuscany (home of Chianti), Piedmont and the Tre-Venezie, which includes Veneto, Trentino Alto-Adige and Friuli. Other communes of note are in Southern Italy, and a few good wines are made elsewhere in the country. The islands of Sardinia and Sicily are members of the Italian winemaking community as well.
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7 ratings, 5 with reviews510/24/2009Yummy!!!! Absolutely fresh and tasty!!StanC - Snowmass Village, CO47/11/2009We have served this at two of our family weddings with great response from guests. Lunetta is crisp and light, with a hint of fruit. Serve by itself, with hors d'oeuvres, or chicken or fish dishes.HHWriter - Los Angeles, CA412/22/2013Very crisp and light……love the bottle great look; great Italian feel…. Bouquet sharper than sip….beautiful mouth feel….rich but light; crisp and nice...great buy…. Perfect for light everything; light appetizers, seafood, just to enjoy while cooking; great for entertaining…very light and FrEsH! Feels celebratory but not too heavy or serious. Just right for bringing to homes and keeping on hand……. Lunetta may mean "Little Moon" but it’s got big potential.JennyWren - Slippery Rock, PA16/14/201354/28/2012Refreshing!smarthur - Fairbanks, AK410/20/2010Rachel Mercer - Prosser, WA23/1/2010It used to be easy to find $10 proseccos...but these days it's a bit more difficult. I like that this prosecco is 'different' in that it's from Trentino and not Veneto (Trention-Alto Adige is well known for it's white wines...so...), but it really tastes like a massed produced wine. Prosecco is not nearly as refined or elegant due to the charmat method (basically making the bubbles in a big stainless steel tank, then bottling it, rather than a secondary fermentation in the bottle like champagne), however usually there are beautiful, clean flavors. This was just alright. Sure, crisp and clean--but a slightly 'cheap' taste to it. The bubbles didn't hold up in the glass long...you can find better proseccos. The problem, they're closer to $20 these days than $10.
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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