Domenico de Bertiol Valdobbiadene Prosecco NV 150cl Veneto, Italy
This long established Veronese family company, headed by Giorgio Montresor, is producing wines which increasingly rival the offerings of the region's more fashionable names. The estate wines, from 100 ha of vineyards in Valpolicella and Garda, offer remarkable value for money, particularly the Capitel della Crosara vineyard near Negrar which produces fine, richly-flavoured Ripasso and a generous, classically-styled Amarone with great concentration and texture. Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Spumante is made from Glera grapes cultivated in selected vineyards in the district of Valdobbiadene near the town of Conegliano in the region of Veneto. Produced using the Charmat method of sparkling wine production with secondary fermentation taking place in tank. (The Champagne/traditional method is not used for Prosecco because the long ageing period would rob the wine of its freshness).
There are fine, light, fruity aromas of fresh green apples and pears plus a hint of yeastiness on the nose. The palate is creamy and softly sparkling with some richness and a long, gently aromatic finish. The perfect aperitif or celebration wine. Also goes very well with Panettone.