Fizz 56 Sparkling Red Brachetto
Other Dessert from Piedmont, Italy
Fizz 56 Sparkling Red is a very pretty bright ruby red. A showstopper that is not only alluring, but also irresistibly delicious. It is highly aromatic with the hint of candied rose petals and soft berry notes.
Tantalizing flavors of raspberry, strawberry and cherry dance on the tip of your tongue.
Fizz 56 Winery
Fizz 56 comes from a small winery nestled in the heart of Piedmonte, known for their outstanding Brachetto. Brachetto is a grape native to Italy and rare in other wine-growing regions around the world. The Brachetto grape is a light-bodied red grape, highly aromatic and naturally effervescent. Consequently, Fizz 56 Brachetto Spumante is a sparkling, red, sweeter, Italian wine made of 100% Brachetto that we are very proud to bring to the United States.
More than just a wine, Fizz 56 is a personality. Fizz 56 is as sweet as a first kiss and as seductive as the memory of it. A brand designed with Millennials in mind, Fizz 56 begs to be talked about and tasted. A showstopper that is not only alluring, but also irresistibly delicious.
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(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most distinctive, high-quality, ageable wine of Italy. Most popular are the DOCG districts Barolo and Barbaresco, producing Nebbiolo-based wine of the same name. Two other DOCGs of note are Gattinara and Gheme – both make wine from Nebbiolo and are typically earlier to drink but more rustic than their Barolo and Barberesco partners. City-districts in the DOC category include Alba and Asti, where wine like Dolcetto d'Alba and Barbera d'Asti is made, putting the grape name before the town.
Notable Facts Not just regulated to red wine, Piedmont also produces some notable whites, particularly those near the district of Gavi and Asti. Gavi produces still white wine from the Cortese grape. The wine is dry with a crisp, citrus-like acidity – fairly neutral but pleasant. Arneis is another grape/wine made in the area, creating a fuller wine that displays some nuttiness in the aroma and taste. Asti is well known for its sparkling wine – in particular Asti Spumante and Moscato d'Asti. Asti Spumante is typically higher in alcohol, sweetness & fizziness, while its higher-class cousin, Mostcato d'Asti, contains lower alcohol levels, a few less bubbles, and a more restrained and delicate representation of Moscato fruit.
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.
13 ratings, 10 with reviews
Just way too sweet for my liking. Could not get past the sweetness to give it additional comments. Beautiful bottle. Would make a great gift for a sweet wine drinker. 2nd bottle update: Still not for me. Sweet and overall unpleasant. 3rd and last bottle update: Glad it is gone. Certainly did not get any better. Sickly sweet.
Outstanding wine! My wife's favorite!
I was looking for a nice Lambrusco, a favorite of mine this time of the year. Wine.com didn't have any Lambruscos, but they recommended the Fizz 56 as an alternative. It's perfect. Nice, light, full of berry flavor. Perfect summer wine.
We typically haven't had too much experience with Reds, but decided to try this because we like sweet or semi sweet whites. This wine is superb and we sent a couple of bottles to friends in Las Vegas. They agreed that it was very much to their liking also!
Was disappointed and would not purchase again. Was "seduced" by the Godiva Cherry Cordials and anticipated a sweeter wine.
This was tasty, and would be a nice thing to have on hand for people who aren't big wine drinkers. Sweet but not too terribly sweet.
This is a great gift to give for new wine drinkers. It is more like a sparkling cider then a wine.
This wine is one of the best wines we have tried. It has a bold cherry taste. We really love this wine.
I love this type of wine. Just wonderful.
It was deliciously fruity, though not too sweet. It was a very nice way to celebrate the new year.
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most 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.