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2020 Bortolin Angelo Extra Dry, Prosecco Superiore, Valdobbiadene, Italy

Creamy pear fruit on the nose leads to a palate characterised by its fine mousse, broad texture and thread of fine acidity. A Fabulous food matching aperetif.

Grape Variety: 100% Glera

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2020 Bortolin Angelo Extra Dry, Prosecco Superiore, Valdobbiadene, Italy

Tasting Note

Creamy pear fruit on the nose leads to a palate characterised by its fine mousse, broad texture and thread of fine acidity. A Fabulous food matching aperetif prosecco.

Food Pairing

This Prosecco matches well with shellfish and Seabass.

The Wine

The Extra dry version of the Valdobbiadene DOCG Prosecco is the most known and consumed. Its light residual sugar makes it smooth on the palate and dedicated to a delicate consumer. The grapes that give origin to this sparkling wine, are exclusively hand picked on the steep hills of Valdobbiadene and their vinification is scrupulously controlled and respected. Its fine and persistent, its characteristic fruity aroma, and its low alcohol content, combined with the delicate taste, make this wine ideal for any occasions and at any time of the day. It is best served between 7 & 9 degrees, possibly in a large glass that allows you to aerate it. The Bortolin Angelo winery is a symbol of excellence in the Valdobbiadene wine scene they are a small family-run business renowned within its denomination, for the high quality sparkling wines which are all 100% Valdobbiadene DOCG.

Producer Info

The Bortolin family have been making wine in the region for 3 generations, but only in the last decade have they focussed on Prosecco. All the wines are from 100% estate grown fruit and they have rapidly gained a stellar reputation both in Italy and in the US and they are among the top expressions of the region. Their winery is situated in Guia, the most favourably suited area for the production of the famous spumante sparkling wine from Treviso. Wine has been produced here since 1968, when Angelo Bortolin, the son of a farmer, founded the company, immersed in the spectacular scenery of the hills of Valdobbiadene.

Wholeheartedly appreciated from the very beginning, his wines were soon enriched by smart technological investments, and since 1983, through the upgrading of his facilities, Bortolin began to specialise in the production of spumante sparkling wines. Since 1993, his three children (Cristina, Paola and Desiderio) have become members of the company one at a time, a generational transition that was completed in January 2010 with the appointment of Desiderio Bortolin as majority shareholder. Angelo, the founder, still takes part in the activities, but always discreetly and leaving all the decision-making power to his successors: a strategic move that enables the company to leverage the entrepreneurial spirit and ideas of a new business generation.

Desiderio, who bears the name of his paternal grandfather, is currently the driving force of Bortolin Angelo Spumanti. Award-winning in the most renowned national and international wine competitions of the Valdobbiadene DOCG, Angelo Bortolin winery was awarded the Grand Gold Medal at the 2011 edition of Vinitaly as best Charmat method spumante sparkling wine with its Extra Dry version.

Regional Info

Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene is the DOCG title given to the finest Prosecco wines made in the Veneto wine region of north-eastern Italy. The wines may equally be labelled as ‘Conegliano-Prosecco’ or ‘Valdobbiadene-Prosecco’. If they come from vineyards within the San Pietro di Barbossa area, just east of Valdobbiadene town, their chosen title may be followed by the mention ‘Superiore di Cartizze’. ‘Prosecco’, like ‘Champagne’, is now a protected name. Although once just the name of a grape variety, used casually to describe the wines it made, the ever- increasing popularity of sparkling Prosecco wines has cemented the name as that of the wine style, rather than the grape. This evolution was formalised by the official name change of the Prosecco grape variety to its ancient form ‘Glera’.

In 2009 the Italian wine authorities created the catch-all Prosecco DOC, which covers large areas of both Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia, the homelands of the grape and wine style. In the same year the Prosecco Colli Asolani DOCG was introduced to complement the existing Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene title, which had existed since 1969 and was subsequently promoted to full DOCG status.

Other than the communes of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene themselves, 13 towns and villages have their vineyards covered by the Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene title. These are Refrontolo (of sweet Colli di Conegliano Refrontolo fame), San Vendemiano, Colle Umberto, Vittorio Veneto, Tarzo, Cison di Valmarino, Follina, Miane, Vidor, Farra di Soligo, Pieve di Soligo, San Pietro di Feletto and Susegana: all of these are located in the north of the Treviso province. The catchment area spans approximately 16 miles (25km) running from east to west, just north of the Montello and Colli Asolani.

Winemakers Notes

Charmat method with 40 days of lees ageing in tank. Bottled with 15 g/l of residual sugar.

3 reviews for Bortolin Angelo Extra Dry, Prosecco Superiore, Valdobbiadene, Italy, 2020

  1. Penni Grodzicka

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    I can’t comment on the wine I’m afraid, as it was sent as a gift to someone else. But I’ve given it a 5 as I’m sure it is lovely!

  2. Lynne Sefton

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    Perfect

  3. Alex S.

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    Something a little special, really enjoyed this and will definitely be ordering again.

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