Set up in 2003, Adria Vini is a winemaking venture jointly owned by Boutinot and Araldica Vini Piemontesi, the leading co-operative in Piemonte. All areas of production, from grape selection through to vinification, maturation, blending and bottling are meticulously overseen by Araldica's Claudio Manera and Lella Burdese. Working closely with growers and cooperatives, our aim is to produce a range of authentic, well-priced wines from local grape varieties. The mainstay of white wine production is Pinot Grigio, sourced from the Pavia region south of Milan, Friuli and the Veneto, with the addition of Prosecco, and Grillo and Catarratto wines from Sicily. The reds come from mature, low yielding vineyards in Sicily, Puglia and Abruzzo, the source of some of Europe's most undervalued and characterful wines. Our most recent project has brought Cannonau and Vermentino from Sardinia to the portfolio. This sparkling Pinot Grigio is produced from selected grapes grown on hillside vineyards in northern Italy. The grapes were hand harvested, in the winery they are destalked, crushed then softly pressed using bladder presses. The must is fermented in stainless steel at a temperature of around 18°C. There follows a period of refinement in stainless steel before second fermentation takes place which lasts for approximately 2 weeks, followed by 8 weeks of ageing on the lees with daily stirring and then a further 2 weeks in bottle, before release. Mirabello Pinot Grigio Spumante has delicate floral and citrus fruit aromas which set the tone of this sparkling dry white wine. The palate is soft and friendly with gentle acidity. Great fun fizz, light and very drinkable. Ideal as an aperitif and for celebrations. Also can accompany foods such as seafood, grilled fish, salads and cold white meats.