Medium straw color; yellow apple, peach, flowers on the nose; apple, honeydew melon, pear, pink grapefruit on the palate.
Brut; delicate, delicious fruit. Blend of 95-97% glera, 3-5% chardonnay. Controlled temperature fermentation, followed by three months on the lees to deliver depth and complexity. Second fermentation accomplished by metodo Italiano—pressurized stainless steel tanks. Excellent acidity (3.20 pH). Very fine bubbles, vigorous but not especially persistent. Creamy mouthfeel. 11% ABV
Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore is the pinnacle of prosecco. The micro region that is able to claim it on the label is only 265 acres. The Adriano Adami winery is located in the Alta Marca area near Treviso, a city and commune in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy, just above Venice. The region has been noted for excellent wine dating back to the Middle Ages. Records of exports from the region date to 1606, with wines going as far away as Germany and Poland. The “Bosco di Gica” name derives from very old forest located near the estate.
In 1920, Abel Adami—grandfather of the current owners—purchased a vineyard and worked it with his son, Adriano. The winery introduced its first bottling in 1933. The 1980s brought on the third generation when oenologists Armando and Franco Adami began managing the operation. Modern winemaking equipment has been installed, and Adami now makes around 750,000 bottles annually using grapes from around 125 acres, 30 of the acres family-owned, including the premier site that supplied grapes for this effort. Adriano Adami specializes in Prosecco.
The Adami family waxes poetic about their connection to soil and vine. From the website: “Your breath is a breeze, your heart is the ground, and the vine is life. The lifeblood that has flowed through the veins of the Adami family for three generations, the guardians of a harmonious rural world”
Adriano Adami Bosco di Gica Brut Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG NV is solid, tasty brut prosecco. Crisp, fresh. Extremely reliable producer delivers another excellent pour. Certainly works as an aperitif. Pair with shellfish; vegetarian fare; appetizers, snacks, charcuterie board with cured meats. Be adventurous and pair with spicy Asian fare. $18-22