"Wine is one of the agreeable and essential ingredients of life." Julia Child
Over the past several years, Colognola had experimented with both the charmat and the classic champagne method to produce sparkling wines. This year, however, Colognola was not offering a wine aged solely in stainless steel tanks. I was somewhat disappointed as their prior year's charmat offering was remarkably good in a light and highly drinkable sort of way. But, now the winery was focusing on in bottle fermentation, and I was anxious to try the results. This year there are two sparkling wines available. First, Musa, or the Muse in English, a wine aged in the bottle for 9 months. By definition, this wine is not truly a "methodo classico" as it has been aged in the bottle for fewer than 12 months. Only 2500 bottles of Musa were produced.
For more information about the Colognola winery visit www.tenutamusone.it
Ciao, tutti and salute! Maree