Appellation: Prosecco Superiore di Cartizze
Text: Cecilia Wong
Nothing is better than sipping a glass of chilled sparkling wine in the Summer time. If I join a junk boat party, or just having sunbath on the beach, my choice is always Prosecco from Italy. This easy fizzy is filled with floral and fruity aromas, good for sea sports and activities.
Prosecco became one of the most popular sparkling wines in the world. It is mainly made from Glera grapes in either Veneto or Friuli Venezia Giulia. Not only the grapes are different from Champagne, but also the winemaking procedures. The second fermentation of Champagne is undergoing inside glass bottles, but winemakers would use pressurized stainless steel tanks called Autoclave to make Prosecco.
Proseccos are essentially divided into two categories: the most famous and widespread Prosecco DOC and Prosecco DOCG, which can only be produced on the hillside vineyards in Conegliano, Valdobbiadene or Asolo in Veneto. Cartizze, the 107-hectare vineyard in Valdobbiadene is considered the best terroir of all.
The grapes of Foss Marai Millesimato Prosecco DOCG Superiore di Cartizze Dry are sourced from this steep slope single vineyard, the best cru in the region. Due to the high acidity, you don't find it too sweet even the residual sugar level is up to 26g/L. The flower aromas and notes of pear, green apple and honey made the wine refreshing and lively. Chill a bottle of Superiore di Cartizze and enjoy your boat trip!