San Venanzio Prosecco Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG Brut
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About the Wine
Founded in 2007, the winery Terre di San Venanzio Fortunato takes its name from one of the most illustrious characters of Valdobbiadene. Known as Bishop of Poitiers, Venanzio Onorio Clemenziano Fortunato was born in Valdobbiadene in the sixth century AD; he was the author of some magnificent texts on the cultivation of vines and wine, as well as of numerous sacred hymns still used today by the Church.
The name of their cellar evokes values and ties that are so strong and binding for them: the land, splendid and demanding; the roots of an inimitable wine culture dating back centuries; the poetry of a fascinating profession and a project to be cultivated; the omen, or better still, the awareness of the “good fortune” of anyone can live in and know these lands.
They decided to pursue a small-scale but meticulous production of Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG. This excellent production is the fruit of a careful selection of grapes all cultivated in Valdobbiadene, and of rigorous and professional processing, that is the least invasive possible. The grapes undergo gentle crushing, and the last 10% is rejected and down-graded. The processing includes very strict controlling of the temperature of the wine in all the phases in order to preserve the typical aromas of the Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore, as well as a long series of decanting procedures to obtain a completely natural settling of the wine.
The roots of viticulture date back centuries, and similarly the vines plunge their roots in the ground and find their nourishmentin a terroir which is naturally rich in iron, clay, andconglomerates of rocks and sand.
Tasting Notes:Sparkling Wine. 100% Glera. Straw yellow color, brilliant thanks to the integration of “perlage” and bubbles. Green apple and pear explode with great fresh aromatic notes. Continuous and lively in the mouth, slightly sweet at first but perfectly balanced.
Though “extra dry” implies sweetness, here it translates as textural elegance, a lovely refinement that contrasts brisk mineral scents with sweeter fruit tones of fresh walnut and raw almond. For clams on the half shell, or fritto misto. ~91 Wine & Spirits
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