We’ve been using organic wine-growing techniques for many years, converting our family vineyards, located in the heart of Valdobbiadene within the Parco della Filandetta, to meet EU standards for organic wine growing. We firmly believe in the principles of sustainability and total respect for the environment. Doing everything by hand means that organic wine growing has become synonymous with the intrinsic qualities and natural characteristics of the Terroir. This is why one of the highest quality wines embodying the traditional flavours of Prosecco Superiore is our IUS NATURAE. We chose the Brut because of its more international appeal, Millesimato so as to highlight the characteristics of each and every harvest in keeping with the Ius Naturae, or “natural law”, upon which every human law is based.
This new Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Brut made from organically grown grapes is the natural consequence of the production philosophy of the Bortolomiol family who have always been keen to practice both sustainable and environmentally respectful wine-growing.
Here their passion for the values of pure naturalness reaches a new pinnacle. During harvest two days are set aside purely for harvesting these grapes so as to guarantee absolute control over their quality and ripeness. The mousse is fine and persistent and the pale straw yellow colour indicates the wine has great energy.
An energy that we find both on the nose with its deep austere bouquet of fragrant fruity, flowery and mineral notes of acacia honey and almond flower as well as in the mouth. Here the sweetness is controlled and its zest, combined with a lovely freshness, brings a solid, vigorous and lasting flavour. The wine can be enjoyed with the same foods as traditional Bruts even if in this case its minerality and vigour suggest it would also go well with snails cooked with garlic, parsley and wild herbs.
(Tasting & text by Michele Bressan)
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