Cupelli Spumanti "L'erede" 2016

100% Canaiolo
A sparkling - traditional method pink wine from the Tuscany, Pisa region of Italy.

Creamy & fragrant. Red berries, cream and biscuit.

Tasting Notes

L’erede 2016 has a pink golden colour. The beam is beautiful and persistent with fine bubbles.

On the nose it’s creamy and inviting with notes of chantilly cream, red berries, candied orange but also more evolved notes with biscuit and nail polish.

On the mouth it’s round, petillant and creamy with notes of raspberry.

The finish is medium-long to long.

Score 88

My score / points

Cupelli Spumanti "L'erede" 2016
L'erede (2016) Review
Estate making L'erede Estate Cupelli Spumanti
L'erede (2016) Label L'erede
Style of L'erede Style Pink & Sparkling - Traditional Method
Country of Cupelli Spumanti Country Italy
Region of Cupelli Spumanti Region Tuscany, Pisa
Grape blend of L'erede Grapes Canaiolo
Vintage of L'erede Vintage 2016
My review of L'erede Points

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Canaiolo is a red Italian wine grape that is grown throughout Central Italy, but is best known for its production in Tuscany. Lazio, Marche, and Sardegna are among the other regions where Canaiolo is grown. A white berry mutation known as Canaiolo bianco occurs in Umbria. It’s always blended with Sangiovese and Colorino to make Chianti wine, and it’s a key but secondary component of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. It has been a key component of Chianti’s history, and during the 18th century, it may have been the primary grape used in a higher percentage than Sangiovese. Its ability to partially dry out without rotting for use in the governo method of prolonging fermentation may have contributed to its popularity. Bettino Ricasoli’s Chianti recipe called for Canaiolo to play a supporting role to Sangiovese in the 19th century, introducing fruitiness and softening tannins without detracting from the wine’s aromas. Canaiolo vines did not react well to grafting onto new American rootstock after the phylloxera outbreak, and the grape eventually fell out of favor. In 2006, the total area planted with Canaiolo in Italy was less than 7,410 acres. Today, Tuscan winemakers are making new efforts to find better clonal selections and reintroduce the variety to mainstream use.

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