Perlage in a sparkling winePerlage in a sparkling wine

Industry jargon

Perlage visualPerlage visual

…a more elegant term for the bubbles in sparkling wine.

Did you know that a decilitre glass of Champagne, believe it or not, contains a million bubbles? This is according to researchers at the University of Reims. A bottle, on the other hand, contains five litres of dissolved CO2. Perlage is a characteristic of bottle-fermented sparkling wines, which also include Franciacorta and Trentodoc. All you need to remember: the finer the bubbles, the higher the quality of the wine.