Not all Prosecco producers make Prosecco the same!
They are not all the same in taste, quality, nor tradition. They are not all designated DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita is the highest classification for Italian wines. It denotes controlled (controllata) production methods and guaranteed (garantita) wine quality.)
They do not all come from the prized area of Valdobbiadene.
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of Italy’s finest produced ultra-premium Prosecco
Fratelli BORTOLIN Prosecco di Valdobbiadene DOCG
Prosecco is both the name of an Italian grape variety, as well as the name of the wine made from these clusters of light green berries that hang on precipitously steep hillsides north of Venice and the city of Treviso.
BORTOLIN “Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze”
This is truly the inimitable embodiment of life’s beautiful moments. The intensity of its color signals the complexity of the ample and inviting aromas that are to follow: from apple to pear, from apricot to citrus fruit, to rose, with a pleasant note of glazed almonds on the aftertaste. Produced almost exclusively in its Dry version this sparkling wine makes a good companion to traditional desserts, from short pastries to fruit tarts, to sweetened ‘focaccia’ (type of flat soft bread). Cartizze adds to every well-wishing toast and makes every ceremony more festive.
This particularly prestigious type of Prosecco is made in the zone of “Cartizze”, a small delimited area described in the Disciplinary Rules as the 104 hectares (approx. 262 acres) of vineyards lying between the steepest hills of San Pietro di Barbozza, Santo Stefano and Saccol in the community of Valdobbiadene. This zone is a real and true “cru” (vineyard or area of vineyards of a single vine variety) born of the perfect combination of a gentle microclimate and quite various soil, with moraines, sandstones and clays, which allows for rapid drainage of rainwater and, at the same time, maintains a constant reserve of water so that the vines can grow and develop in a balanced way. Always limited in availability.
This is the most modern of the Prosecco wines and it has had great international success.
It is characterized by richer aromas of citrus and fresh grape aromas with pleasant hints of bread crust showing through, coming together on the palate with an exquisite energy.
Its outstanding quality ensures a persistent taste which is clean on the palate, making this the sparkling wine par excellence for the table. It goes well with simple or elaborate fish and vegetables hors d’oeuvres, first courses of sea foods and baked fish, or, as is the custom in its production zone, enjoyed throughout the entire meal.