Vieni produces its sparkling wine using the Charmat-Martinotti method or Metodo Italiano. In this process the secondary fermentation which produces the bubbles occurs in autoclaves, which are large sealed stainless steel pressure tanks. The autoclaves are equipped with motorized agitators inside to simulate the process of riddling (bottle turning to remove sediment). The Charmat method guarantees greater control over the quality consistency of the end product and is especially preferred when processing aromatic grapes such as Riesling and Traminer, where freshness and intensity of aromas are desirable traits.
Our master winemaker uses these automated, temperature-controlled autoclaves to process varietal grapes grown in the Vieni estate vineyards on thebreezy hills of the Vinemount Ridge, part of the Unesco World Heritage lands in Niagara.
Zi Mari Red Sparkling Wine
Pale straw yellow in colour, Momenti is fresh, aromatic and elegant. Pale straw yellow in colour, Momenti is fresh, aromatic and elegant.
Made of 100% pure Ontario Apples.
Bright pink cherry; fine and delicate, intense nose of ripe fruit, strawberry and cherry, bread crust and yeast; soft and balanced, persistent with a fruity finish of dried cranberry.
VIENI’s latest sparkling wine is the celebratory FORZA AZZURRA 2014.
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A Bruce Trail partner and landowner, this wine is a reflection of the essence of the Bruce Trail.
Light and refreshing with concentrated aromatic notes.
Ruby red, fresh and fruity: currants, raspberries, black cherries, and black tea; savoury, soft, easy to drink with a dry and fruity aftertaste.
Straw yellow with amber & bronze reflections; creamy & persistent perlage; fruity with notes of apple, pear & coconut, floral flavours with hints of rose petals & fresh bread crust; dry, full & fruity, good acidity.