Grape: 90% Glera, 10% Bianchetta. Region: Italy> Veneto> Valdobbiadene. Notes: Organic. Natural yeast.
Description: Dry, masculine style of Prosecco without overwhelming fruitiness. Living in Tuscany, winemaker Lorenzo Sassetti is not only passionate about his native Sangiovese varietal (we sell it, too), but is a huge fan of Prosecco. After years of suffering from drinking Proseccos with high levels of sulfites, he decided to take matters into his own hands. In 2012, he joined forces with an old friend with a few hectares of prime hillside Prosecco vineyards in the heart of the Valdobbiadene DOCG to bottle some sparklers under his own terms. Using techniques including long lees contact and temperatures just barely above freezing right up until final fermentations, he was able to bottle with less than 20 g/l of added sulfites.
Food pairing: aperitif, charcuterie, salad, pork, seafood, etc.