Story of the wine:
The main area for the production of Prosecco is around the towns of Valdobbiadene and Conegliano, to the north of Venice and in the shadows of the Alps, a part of Italy that is equally famous for the many villas built by Palladio in the 16th century. The name of the wine originated from the village of Prosecco north of Trieste in Friuli but found its natural home on the alpine slopes in the Veneto region, particularly around the town of Valdobbiadene. The designation differences between Extra Dry and Brut is about the level of dryness by the amount of residual sugar in the wine with Brut being the driest more austere of the two and Extra Dry more rounded and full. Prosecco has become one of our favourite Italian sparkling wines not least because of it popularity in the chic bars of Venice.
Grape(s): 100% Glera
Area: Valdobbiadene near Cartizze
Av.Age of vines: 20yrs
Vine Density: 3,500 vines per ha.
Training System: Silvotz (Guyot)
Yield: 90 hl/ha.
Harvest: Early to mid September.
Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel for 7-14 days at 18-220C. There is no malo-lactic fermentation. After the first fermentation the wine is put into pressurised tanks and given a second fermentation – the Charmat method – of between 35-40 days
Ageing: Martinotti Charmat fermentation.
Pack size: 6x75
Sugar content: 17gr/litre
Descriptions for the Wine list:
1) A floral and lively touch on the nose with a deliciously frothy and distinctly creamily textured finish and a good length.
2) Prosecco is now one of the most fashionable of sparkling wines after being discovered in the chic bars of Venice. The house of Canevel has established a reputation for making high quality wines with bags of flavour. A floral and lively touch on the nose with a deliciously frothy and distinctly creamily textured finish and a good length.
Vintage 2014 Bronze Medal Sommelier Wine Awards 2015
Vintage 2008 Gold Medal Sommelier Wine Awards 2010
Country: Italy Region: Valdobbiadene - Veneto Grape: 100% Glera Product code: 1450 Pack size: 6x75cl
When a Treviso wine merchant realised that he could not find a prosecco of a quality he was happy with, he simply decided to make his own. Mario Canevel and partner Mario de Lucchi founded Canevel in 1979, choosing Valdobbiadene and particularly Cartizze as the best region for prosecco grapes. With Carlo, the new generation, Canevel now leads the field in quality production.
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