All Italian sparkling wines are bound to circle back to Prosecco. The foamy sparkling wine has certainly lifted Italy’s sparkling wine sales and discerned wine lovers will most certainly take note of the high quality wines coming from more strict DOCG regions and the recent creation of Prosecco Rose.
The production area of DOCG is the Conegliano Valdobbiadene area, a hilly area in north-east Italy 50km from Venice, where the prosecco produced is considered “superior.” The DOCG is then subdivided into categories including DOCG Rive, which indicates the steep hills of the region, its grand cru vineyards of Prosecco in DOCG Cartizze and the traditional Prosecco on lees, DOCG sui Lieviti.
Wines to try:
2020 Biancavigna DOCG Rive Extra Brut (20B, Vignette du Vin, HKD 190)
From the vineyard Soligo which is positioned 380 meters with a 70% Slope. Fermented in autoclave for over 90 days. 2 g/l dosage.
NV Adami Cartizze DOCG Dry (6C, Christopher Stewart, HKD 215)
2019 Bisol Cartizze Dry (8D, East Meets West, HKD 325)
NV Foss Marai Millesimato Dry (13A, Jebsen Fine Wines, HKD 344)