Tasting Date: 7/3/2013
Varietal: Valdo Prosecco NV
Country: Venetto Italy
Tasting Date Price: $13.99
Rating: WS NV 87
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Visual Aspect: Straw yellow color
Nose: flavorful & aromatic fruity fragrance
Palate: Fresh, w/ spicy thread of ground ginger, cardamom & balsamic weaving through tropical notes of pineapple, tangerine, white peach & vanilla bean. Balanced, w/ lightly frothy mousse & floral finish.”
Food Pairing: . Pair w/ starters, delicately flavoured dishes & seafood.
Valdo’s Philosophy: “Prosecco” is the distinguishing factor on the regional level- refined aromas, balance and overall quality are the key features Valdo focuses on to produce unique and unrivaled products. Valdo was started in 1926 by the Societa Anonima Vini Superiori & purchased by The Bolla Family in the 1940’s. Over 80 years of continuous innovation with an ongoing quest for quality and devotion to respecting the vineyards & wine-making traditions of the region. The vineyards are in the hills of Valdobbiadene 200 meters(600ft) to 400 meters (1200ft) with a southernly exposure.
HARVEST & AGEING
Grapes are handpicked during second half of September, at peak ripening, moreover according to the typical training method, known as “Metodo Spalliera” , where the stem can be as long as one meter and tied to a horizontal wire, assuring a high quality final product, bringing out the aromatic fruity features of the original vine. The grapes are soft pressed and fermentation occurs with selected yeasts at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks, mainly located in our new winery inaugurated in 2004, these two significant steps yield a steady quality wine for our customers, while maintaining the typical fruity bouquet with hints of Golden delicious apples and white fruits. Five months Charmat ageing, followed by three months in the bottle.