Casa Larga to get a 'sparkling' finish with new improvements | News
You could say Casa Larga is getting a sparkling finish with its new upgrades.
The family-owned winery, located in Perinton, was recently approved by Monroe County to invest $145,800 to cover small-scale renovations and repairs. But it also means the winery will be purchasing equipment, including a new pressurized bottling line that has the capability of bottling sparkling wine.
“It will allow us to reinvent ourselves with some new novelty products,” said wine maker Mark Patterson.
Until now, all champagne made on-site has been made the old-fashioned way of re-fermenting wine and laying the bottle on its side for up to eight years to achieve proper carbonation.
While Casa Larga will still make some sparkling beverages using this labor-intensive “charmat” method, the new bottling line will take some of the work off their hands, and allow them to expand their bubbly beverage selection.