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Producer: Carpene MalvoltiGrape Varieties: Glera 100%Optimum Drinking: Within 4 yearsWine Style: Top quality Italian sparkling wineAlcohol by Volume: 11%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: Italy
From the top site in Prosecco, this lovely complex wine shows ripe honeyed fruit, golden apple with a touch of pink grapefruit and delicate hints of rose petals. Well balanced on the palate with a mouthfilling texture and an intense aromatic peristence.
Carpenè Malvolti, founded in 1868 by Antonio Carpenè, was the first winery to produce a quality Prosecco. A qualified chemist, in contact with Pasteur and Koch, he was convinced that a wine as good as Champagne could be produced in Italy. He applied his knowledge to the Prosecco grape, which is now known as Glera, the majestic variety of the Conegliano and Valdobbiadene zone. With 150 years of history, this is testament to Carpenè Malvolti's dedication to quality.
The Superiore di Cartizze D.O.C.G. is a sparkling wine obtained from 100% Glera grapes grown exclusively in a precious hillside site situated in the Cartizze D.O.C.G. area. This area sits between San Pietro di Barbozza, Santo Stefano and Saccol, in the municipality of Conegliano Valdobbiadene D.O.C.G. It comprises just 107 hectares of vineyards, which are located at 300 metres above sea level, and are particularly suited to viticulture. From this Cru comes the Superiore di Cartizze: the highest oenological expression of the Prosecco area.
The grapes were immediately taken to the winery where they were de-stalked and then gently pressed to extract only the free-run juice. The must was fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of between 18 to 20°C. It was then refermented at controlled temperatures in pressurised tanks, using local yeasts to obtain the "prise de mousse".
A sparkling wine which is the perfect aperitivo for celebrations, whilst also being excellent with mini-pastries and cream desserts.
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