Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene Bortolotti 20cl NV

Country
Italy
Region
Italy
Producer
Cantine Umberto Bortolotti
Grape(s)
Glera (100%)
Type
Sparkling
Style
Fizz
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Off dry
Alcohol Content
11.5%
Closure Style
Screw Cap
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

With a varied geography, many different micro-climates and a vast array of grape varieties and viticultural traditions, it is not surprising that Italy can offer a full range of sparkling wine in all styles and quality. The Spumante wines of Piedmont, centred around the town of Asti, are the best known; These are usually medium dry and sweet sparkling wines made by the tank method from Moscato grapes. The drier Prosecco Spumante is produced in the Veneto region from Glera grapes using the same tank or transfer method. Rose sparkling is made from Raboso grapes. The cooler Alpine regions are the source of Italy`s finer method traditional sparkling wines, often including blends of Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir. Tank fermented sparkling wines are produced in many other of Italy`s warmer regions.

Producer

Founded by Umberto Bortolotti in 1947, this family owned Prosecco business is situated in the town of Valdobbiadene, at the heart of the region. Bortolotti are considered one of the pioneers of Prosecco responsible for the fame of today’s premium sparkling Prosecco’s; Conegliano and Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG. The family were also co-founders of the Brotherhood of Prosecco in 1946 and the Producer’s Consortium in 1962. Cantine Umberto Bortolotti is run today by Umberto’s son Bruno and grandson Daniele who continue to push the boundaries for quality, isolating the best vineyard sites to create the single vineyard ‘Rive’ wines each with a distinct identity.
Tasting Notes
Bortolotti are an established family winery who have been crafting top prosecco wines from grapes sourced exclusively from steep hillside vineyards within the DOCG area of Valdobbiadene. This is a classic Italian sparkling wine made from the Glera grape with the small addition of 10% Pinot Bianco. It is elegant, fresh and lively, with floral aromas of hedgerow blossoms and white fruits with a creamy persistent mousse. This is easy to drink and rounded with apple flavours. Prosecco Spumante is the base wine for the classic Venetian cocktails including the Bellini.
Food
An elegant dry aperitif, it goes well with light fish dishes, shellfish or with canapés.