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Sparkling wine

Sparkling Wine from Bodegas Xaló

Sparkling wine is naturally dissolved sparkling wine

How is sparkling wine made?

Sparkling wine is made in two stages:

1.- The first stage consists of a normal fermentation to create a base wine such as white, red, or rosé wine.

2.- The second stage carries out a second fermentation on that base wine obtained after the first fermentation. When this second fermentation takes place in the bottle, it is said to be done with the champenoise method. The sparkling wines of Bodegas Xaló are made with the champenoise method.

Sparkling wines that undergo the second fermentation in a tank use the charmat method.

It is important that during the first fermentation there are no bubbles since then we would find ourselves in front of a sparkling wine, and not a sparkling one.

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How are sparkling wines different?

Sparkling wines differ by 5 points:

1.- By the method of elaboration used they can be Champenoise or Charmat.

2.- By the amount of residual sugar per liter, sparkling wine can be:

  • Brut Nature less than 3 grams of residual sugar.
  • Extra Brut from 0 to 6 grams of sugar.
  • Brut less than 12 grams of sugar.
  • Extra dry 12 to 17 grams of residual sugar.
  • Dry sparkling wine with 17 to 32 grams of sugar.
  • Semi-dry with 32 - 50 grams of sugar.
  • Sweet, sparkling with more than 50 grams of residual sugar.

3.- Colour. They can be White, Pink, and Red.

4.- Grape variety. In Spain the varieties used to make sparkling wines are very varied. The most common are Muscatel, Chardonnay, Xarel-lo, Parellada, Albariño, Giró, Verdejo, and Garnacha.

5.- By the denomination of origin. In Spain there are many denominations of origin that make sparkling wines.

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Sparkling Wine Pairing

Sparkling wines are perfect companions for rice dishes and paellas, as well as for good seafood and fresh fish. They are also ideal to accompany a good chocolate cake, or with any variety of chocolate, as well as with strawberries.

Bodegas Xaló


Ctra. Xaló – Alcalalí s/n. – 03727 Xaló (Alicante).

Office Phone: 966 480 034.
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Shop: Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays: From 10:00 to 14:00. Sundays: From 10:00 to 13:30.
Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Closed.
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