One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An Italian sparkling white wine.
effervescent, fizzy, carbonated, aerated, gassy, bubbly, bubbling, fizzing, foaming, frothyView synonyms
- ‘Northern Italy is a vast expanse of vineyards, and much of the wine made there is the sparkler known as spumante.’
- ‘In the cellar we sip a dozen wines and a sophisticated but crisp Brut spumante.’
- ‘Italians employ spicy, grapey moscato bianco for their spumante and the Germans mostly draw on Riesling for their crisp, clean sparkling sekt.’
- ‘In Italy, the region of Franciacorta has the distinction of being the only other region in the world that has laws governing sparkling wine, or as they say there, spumante.’
- ‘The light, frothy Asti, the subtler Moscato d' Asti, and other spumante and frizzante all over north western Italy demonstrate another facet of the variety's character.’
Italian, literally ‘sparkling’.
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