Light straw color; white peach, pear, white apple, white flowers on the nose; white peach, lemon, apple, pear, cream on the palate.
Dry (24% RS); very vigorous, persistent perlage. Velvety mouthfeel. Delicate acidity. Rich flavors; 100% glera grapes. The winery is in the hills of Col Vetoraz and Mont in the Superiore di Cartizze DOCG. Made using the traditional tank (Charmat) method; 11.5% ABV.
Francesco Miotto, Paolo De Bortoli, and Loris Dall’Acqua founded Col Vetoraz in 1993. Miotto explains: “I remember it was a warm spring morning in 1993. While strolling through the vineyards my family had been cultivating for generations on this magnificent hill, I, Loris and Paolo decided to found Col Vetoraz Spumanti. We immediately defined what our mission would be: as a tribute to this unique and generous land, we would create only the best quality wines. We had an ambitious aim: to become a reference example in the local area.”
The best way to get the story of Col Vetoraz is to visit their website (link below) where there are several good videos, and you get to meet the principals. The first video is in English and presents the Col Vetoraz story. The others are in Italian without subtitles, but they present the dramatic beauty of the Col Vetoraz mountainous property.
This is an area where harvesting must be done by hand because no mechanical harvester could possibly handle the slope. Col Vetoraz is a premier prosecco producer. Their vineyards are in the heart of the highest quality glera grape growing regions in Valdobbiadene, in the foothills of the Alpine-Dolomite areas of Veneto, generally regarded as the pinnacle glera grape area.
Valdobbiadene has a DOCG designation—the highest quality mark in Italy. Le Colline de Proscecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene also is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Col Vetoraz Prosecco Valdobbiadene Superiore Di Cartizze DOCG 2019 is an apex prosecco. Brisk and clean white fruits. Intense, length perlage. All you can ask for in a prosecco. Pair with sliced fruit at the end of a meal or as an aperitif and toasting wine by itself; pair with lighter meat and fish fare. $20-24