NOTES On Scali Ancestor: Methode Ancestrale originates from France, (south and Loire), but rarely used now, a method used before the “Champagne” method, to produce sparkling wines, as legend has it!
– Methode Ancestrale consists of ONE single, spontaneous (natural yeast)
fermentation which completes in the bottle, (champagne consists of two
fermentations) and no dosage.
– Another difference is that Methode Ancestrale is not started with a very
acidic base wine, but with a base of juice/young wine (grapes harvested at
optimal ripeness, wines before all thecresidual sugar has been fermented
into alcohol) destined for a normal dry white wine! Then bottled with a crown
cap to ferment, to the right sugar level, alcohol and pressure!
– And lightly sparkling, less fizz with a medium sweetness than Champagne.
Hopefully we would not have too many explosions, for you to taste a bottle of this wonderful sparkling wine!!