One of the best known methods for producing sparkling wines is the so-called “classic method” (also called the “traditional method”). Its main peculiarity consists in doing the second fermentation directly in the bottle.

The main production of “classic method” sparkling wines are concentrated in some regions of Northern Italy, most suited due to the climate and type of soil: Piedmont, Lombardy e Trentino-South Tyrol:

The grapes varieties used in these cases (but it is not a rule) are always the well known international ones: Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay in percentages that vary depending on the denomination.

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