PL Award 1: SILVER - DWWA 2011
Country: Italy Region: Veneto
Varietal: Sparkling (non-Champagne style)
Vintage: NV Category: Sparkling White Colour: White
Finding a Prosecco producer with a Liberty Wines profile - control of grapes, a quality ethos, one of the best producers in the zone and a wine that offers value for money - had proved almost impossible. We eventually came to the conclusion that the only solution was to make our own, with the goal of producing a real Prosecco - clean, fresh, soft, frothing, uncomplicated, gulpable and, above all, affordable. We've been making these wines together with Conegliano-born Andrea Morlin since 1994. Matt Thomson works with Andrea and a grower friend in a modern, compact winery tucked into the hills of this beautiful region. The wines are drier than many Prosecco as we have full control of the grapes, so can pick them when ripe and thus do not have to mask any errors in either the vineyard or the winery with lashings of residual sugar. The Frizzante has lovely definition and aromatic life, while the Spumante is surprisingly persistent and nicely defined.
Product Features: Vegan;Vegetarian
Winemaker: Andrea Morlin
Glera grapes for this Prosecco are grown on 12 hectares of vineyards in Asolo, a sizeable quantity in this fragmented zone.
The fruit was picked relatively late and cool-fermented in order to preserve the delicate aromatics of the grape. Both the first and second fermentation take place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Following the second fermentation, the wine is bottled under pressure so that it remains 'frizzante', or lightly sparkling. Due to the quality of the fruit, the wine has a lower level of residual sugar than is usual with Prosecco, so it is drier and more drinkable as a result. Perfect as an aperitif, it is best served at a temperature of 6-8°C
Asolo, Valdobbiadene and Conegliano are the three areas that produce DOCG Prosecco. This Asolo Spumante is soft, scented and grapey, with delicious lightness and a long lasting 'mousse'. Perfect as an aperitif, it is best served between 6-8°C.
Closure:Natural Cork ABV: 11% Classification: DOCG Acidity [g/l]: 6.1