Prosecco Spumante Brut Millesimato

Cuvée Biele Zôe

PROSECCO DOC

HISTORY

Glera is the main variety used for the production of Prosecco, a wine which in all probability originated in the village of the same name in the municipality of Trieste. The name Prosecco derives from the ancient Slavic “prosěkǔ” and has the meaning of “wooded area”. The history of Prosecco in Friuli is older than in Veneto. Here Prosecco arrived towards the end of the eighteenth century and took about 150 years to achieve fame and success. It not infrequently happens that varieties underestimated or neglected in their own country meet with great success further afield.

(Costantini Enos, Mattaloni Claudio, Petrussi Carlo, La vite nella storia e nella cultura del Friuli, Forum Edizioni, 2007.)

Grape variety

glera

Type of soil

marl and sandstone flysch of Eocene origin. Locally known as “Ponca”

Exposition

south / south west

Pest control

low environmental impact integrated pest management

Tasting notes

pale lemon colour with green reflections. Intense and precise nose, with typical aromas of pear and golden apple with a hint of bread crust. Medium to full body Prosecco, refreshing with citrus flavours, grapefruits, ginger and bitter almonds in the after taste. Fine and dense perlage, nice sapidity

Temperature service

8°C

Alcohol

12% abv

mid September, carefully harvested in the coolest hours of the day

after a soft press, we start the fermentation in stainless steel vats and then the refermentation in autoclave at 16°-18° controlled temperature

dry and fruity, this wine is very versatile and so the perfect companion when you share different antipasti. Absolutely great with fried fishes and other fat dishes, like cured meats, especially lardo and pancetta