Cartizze, Valdobbiadene Superiore Di Cartizze DOCG – 2015 – 4.5 stars – Opening a Bottle
“Every wine region is now touting a Grand Cru vineyard, and yes, even Prosecco — the pop ’em, down ’em and don’t think about ’em sparkler from Veneto — has its Grand Cru in the hill of Cartizze. In fact, Cartizze has its own DOCG designation it is so highly esteemed. (It also happens to be one of Italy’s most dramatic and scenic viticultural areas).
Bisol is one of Prosecco’s top producers, and this version proves Prosecco can indeed be a fine wine. There is a lovely bit of sweetness that makes it stand out on its own, but when paired with food, the notes of golden apple, baked tart crust, almond and fresh flowers really shine. The lovely fruit tone shifts into minerals on the finish. One of the best Prosecco I’ve sampled.”