Cartizze, Valdobbiadene Superiore Di Cartizze DOCG — 2020
Cartizze refers to a hilltop area in Valdobbiadene above 1,000 ft characterized by rocky terrain that winds along the crest of the steep hillside. Benefiting from firm rock and crumbly stone, complete sunlight exposure and continuous ventilation, this microclimate is an area of rare value. In Cartizze, Glera ripens at a slower rate and, consequently, enjoys a richer, more harmonious acidity. The 260 acres of Cartizze are owned by 140 growers. Bisol’s flagship holding is 7 acres and it is considered to be of the highest quality, or even the “Grand Cru” of Prosecco.
- Exposure: South
- Training: Typical Valdobbiadenese pruning, attributable to the double curtain system.
- Harvest Date(s): Early October; hand-harvested
- Varietal Composition: at least 85% Glera.
- Alcohol: 11.5%
- TA: 5.6 g/L
- RS: 25 g/L
Color: Straw yellow with a fine, lively and persistent perlage.
Bouquet: Elegant with scents of wildflowers; pleasantly fruity with notes of apples, pears and peaches.
Flavor: Savory, full and balanced; its sweetness is contained and accompanied by an intense and elegant fruitiness.
Cartizze Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG — 2020 – Wine Advocate – 90 Points
“This has that subtle sweetness that adds to the softness of the mouthfeel and the pretty floral and fruity intensity of the bouquet. The Dry style of Superiore is closest to the hearts of locals who drink this bright and cheerful wine on hot summer afternoons. Those fragrant fruit tones are followed by a pretty spot of acidity.”