Prosecco, Organic, Brut, Masottina, Veneto, Italy

Prosecco, Organic, Brut, Masottina, Veneto, Italy

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Prosecco, Organic, Brut, Masottina, Veneto, Italy

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Masottina focuses on producing drier Prosecco in the Brut style, believing that this allows for more food-friendly and elegant wines. They also believe in working as sustainably as possible, and this is the first certified organic Prosecco in our range. Delicate floral aromas mingle with fresh pear fruit on the nose. The palate has a wonderful volume of very fine bubbles, with sherbet lemon and pear fruit and a crystalline finish. Ready to drink now.
Matt Smith, Buyer (spring 2019)

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Masottina, Veneto

Masottina, Veneto

Located in Prosecco’s Conegliano region of the Veneto, on white marne soils, lie the 60hectares of Masottina’s vineyards. Owned by the Dal Bianco family since 1946, they switched from being a negociant to vineyard owner in the 1960s. With the advent of the ‘metodo Martinotti’ (Charmat tank method of making spumante) during the 1980s, Adriano Dal Bianco grew the business that now bottles circa 1 million bottles/annum, plus what they buy in to bottle for others. In 2008 his sons Filippo and Federico joined the business. A classic expression of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco.
David Berry Green, Italian Wine Buyer

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Prosecco

Prosecco

Prosecco is officially Italy’s favourite sparkling wine. Grown among the spettacolo ‘pre-Alpi’ (Alpine foothills) that dominate the Venetian skyline from Treviso to the Austrian border and on the flats as far as Venezia, it’s a light frothy spumante that Italians drink anytime, anywhere.

And since being awarded the DOCGarantita status last year (the highest political wine award in the land!) it’s become fashionable too; the new Pinot Grigio if you like! Significantly they’ve started differentiating between the different grapes that go into the wine.

Prosecco is a wine style, at whose heart should be the Glera grape, along with healthy doses of Chardonnay, probably Trebbiano and who knows what else from down south… It’s made in the spumante industry’s equivalent of the ‘continuous still’ process whereby still wine has sugar added to it so triggering the second, bubbly ferment in tank; the Charmat method using zeppelin-shaped (and sized) stainless steel tanks and bottled to order. This facile style of spumante was born with the advent of the autoclave tank, coming during the 1970s as the industry sought a cheap source of endless fizz.

Importantly it all but rendered extinct the traditional ‘colfondo’ style frizzante (less gas, more flavour) that came from the wine’s second ferment taking place in bottle, having had grape must (not sugar) added. This latter more ‘serious’ style of Prosecco is now gently fizzing again among small artisan producers keen to reveal the true face of their fine terroir; not dissimilar to what’s happened in Champagne in fact, with the emergence of ‘growers Champagnes’.

One such Prosecco producer is Belecasel. Based at Caerano san Marco, near Treviso, the small 10 hectare (120,000 bottles/year) family estate lies in a fiercely protected subzone of calcareous clay hills called Asolo.

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Prosecco

Prosecco

Prosecco is Italy's most famous sparkling wine produced mainly in the wine appellations of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene in the region of Veneto which are the only DOC- level zones for ‘Prosecco’.

Prosecco is also the name of the grape that forms the basis of the eponymous sparkling wine and many of the best examples contain 100% Prosecco, although Verdiso, Perera and Bianchetta grape varieties which are considered to be of lesser stature, can be used up to a maximum of 15% .

Prosecco grape is distinguished by its aromatics of lemon and green apples, and its subtle flavours of white peaches, freshly picked flowers and notes of yeastiness. The base wine is made using the Charmat method.

Prosecco Superiore di Cartizze DOC  encompasses the steepest hills in the Prosecco di Valdobbiadene district which deliver the most intense, complex styles of Prosecco sparkling wine.

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Decanter90/100
A great food-friendly wine, produced organically in a drier brut style. It has delicate floral aromas with white peach, crisp apple and pear. On the palate it's full of fine bubbles with a sherbet and pear drop-like taste, nicely balanced by racy acidity. A great aperitif for your celebrations.
Georgia Hindle, Decanter 

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