Harvested the Prosecco grapes from vineyards in the foothills of the Alps, in Italy’s northern Veneto region. This cool viticulture region forms an arc between the Italian Alps and the Adriatic Sea. The region’s high altitudes assure cool summers to retain the grape acidity that gives liveliness to sparkling wines, while warmth from its proximity to the Adriatic Sea assures full ripening. The Guyot-trained vines are deeply rooted in well-draining alluvial marl soils—-composed of clay, limestone and rock—that are believed to contribute to the unique minerality of Prosecco wines. Prosecco made using the Charmat sparkling wine process. First cold fermented the juice to preserve the grapes’ fruitiness and then kept the wine sur lie (on yeast) for three weeks with frequent batonnage (stirring) for rich texture on the palate. A second fermentation, with sur lie aging, developed the wine’s aromas and fine, persistent bubbles.
Lightly sweet, with notes of pear, lemon, and buttered toast, it’s hard not to like this straightforward Prosecco—especially when it’s topping up your mimosa at brunch.