You think you might know Prosecco, then you get to taste a "Valdobbiadene Superiore Prosecco di Cartizze" ... Wow, there's a difference! Cartizze is a hill overlooking the town of Valdobbiadene, where vines grow on vertiginous slopes that are impossible to mechanise and where vine-growers and pickers need to be trained to not risk their life.
The area, which has all of the vineyards facing south, has a much higher diurnal temperature range than the rest of the Prosecco appellation thanks to the cold winds that are drawn down from the dolomites at night and the warm winds which rush up from the plains in the daytime.
The result is wines that are more complex and persistent than other Prosecco's and, with only 2m bottles produced in Cartizze, out of the 660m of the total Prosecco production, they are very, very hard to find...
We love Valdo's Cuvée di Viviana which can be served as an off-dry aperitif or desserts... (think strawberry tart, berries and ice cream)
Something about the wine
Flavour: fruity, finely spiced, smooth, velvety, elegant
Smell: Exotic fruits, apples, pears, bananas
Colour: Bright straw yellow with golden reflections
Fits: aperitif, dessert
Type of wine: Sparkling wine
Grape variety: 100% Glera
Drinking temperature: 3 to 7°C
Shelf life: 2 to 4 years
Alcohol content: 11%.
Closure: Champagne cork
Capacity: 0,75 litres
Allergens: Contains sulfites
Country of origin: Italy