Kante Spumante Brut

Non-Vintage from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Price: $44.99
Item No. 123152
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
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%.

Winemaker's Notes

This wonderful bubbly is a blend of Chardonnay and Malvasia. Malvasia imparts notes of apricot and honey, while the Chardonnay lends a distinctly yeasty note and acidity on the finish.

Learn About Kante

In the 1980s, Edi Kante tunneled deep into the limestone hillsides of the Carso to form his cellar, to construct a vineyard, layer by layer, right over the top. The spectacular state of the art cellar is carved three stories down, each layer held at a different constant temperature by the surrounding rock. The estate is situated in the heart of the Carso, on hillsides facing the...

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Learn About Friuli-Venezia Giulia

(free-oo-lee veh-netz-ee-ah gwee-yee-ah) The furthest east of the Tre-Venezie, Friuli-Venezia Giulia (usually just called Friuli) is celebrated for its zingy and zesty whites. Hugging the alps and the Austrian border, the climate here is cool and the vines are planted on the hillsides, allowing for more sun exposure. The cool temperatures of the region result in the lively...

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Learn About Non-Vintage

Non-Vintage Most Champagne you encounter will be NV, or non-vintage. This is because the base wine is a blend of wine from multiple vintages. In producing non-vintage wines, Champagne houses strive to keep the taste consistent year by year, and non-vintage wine provides the winemakers flexibility in blending, ensuring a constant style each year. Non-vintage Champagne...

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