PRIOR

 

Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G.
Brut – Millesimato

 

 This is the number one sparkling wine from the Bortolomiol traditional line. The Roman numeral on the capsule and the name Prior bear testament to the fact that Giuliano Bortolomiol had the intuition to create a brut Prosecco at a time when it was only ever an extra dry. Prior symbolises Giuliano’s pioneering spirit and his belief in Prosecco di Valdobbiadene (now Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Docg) and in the Martinotti Charmat sparkling wine-making method with fermentation in an autoclave, also known as the Italian Method.


The highlights of the aromatic spectrum here are cleanliness and fineness. The fruity hints are very strong, with sharp green apple and citrus standing out and complemented by fresh floral hints. The agile flavour developing on the palette is felt at once, vital and dry. The freshness of this wine makes it ideal as an aperitif with sea food and with dishes dressed with extra virgin olive oil, such as fish salad. It also goes very well with lard crostini.
(Tasting & text by Michele Bressan)

AWARDS

YEAR 2015

Gambero Rosso

“Tre bicchieri”

YEAR 2015

Robert Parker

“91 points”

YEAR 2014

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Cucina & Vini

“4 Sfere”

YEAR 2014

IWC_Bronzo

IWC

“Medaglia di Bronzo”

YEAR 2014

DecanterWWA_bronzo

Decanter World Wine Awards

“Medaglia di Bronzo”

YEAR 2013

IWC_commended

IWC

Commended”

YEAR 2012

IWC_Argento

IWC

“Medaglia d’Argento”

DecanterWWA_Commended

Decanter World Wine Awards

“Commended”

wine-enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast

“87 Punti”

Gambero_rosso

Gambero Rosso

Guida Bollicine d’Italia

“Oscar Qualità/Prezzo”

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Primavera del Prosecco

“Fascetta d’Oro”

YEAR 2011

IWC_commended

IWC

Commended”

YEAR 2010

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Critics Challenge International Wine Competition San Diego

“Medaglia d’Argento”

YEAR 2009

IWC_Argento

IWC

“Medaglia d’Argento”

YEAR 2009

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San Diego International Wine Competition

“Medaglia d’Oro”

YEAR 2009

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Critics Challenge International Wine Competition San Diego

“Commended”