NV Riva dei Frati Prosecco DOCG Valdobbiadene, Veneto, Italy (750ml)
A Quarterly Sparkling Wine Club Selection
This sparkling wine has a pale yellow hue, delicate, clean ﬂoral aromatics with hints of white peach. Flavors of Asian pear, yellow apple, white nectarine and mandarin orange grace the palate, and it ﬁnishes with a fresh zippy acidity.
Prosecco has reigned supreme for centuries in its heartland of the northeastern corner of Italy. The Prosecco DOCG production area covers the territory of 15 municipalities and extends from the hills to Piave river, from Conegliano to Valdobbiadene. When made with care and attention, it can be a revelation! The name “La Riva dei Frati” refers to a vineyard—a forgotten abbey on a steep slope once cultivated by 15th century Dominican Friars of San Nicolas from Treviso. It is now owned by Cesare and Marisa Adami. Led by enologist Paolo Berton, La Riva dei Frati combines tradition with technology and aspires to the make the best Prosecco wines possible using only grapes from their own vineyards.
The Riva dei Frati winery has about 4000 square feet of production space, housing tanks and pressure tanks with a total capacity of 25,000 gallons. The entire production cycle takes place within the facility, where ancient secrets and modern technology come together with the goal of producing noteworthy wines with character.
This Prosecco was made from 100% Glera that was harvested by hand. After gentle pressing, the juice was fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks with select yeast strains. The bubbles were achieved via the “Martinotti” or “Charmat” method, where additional sugar and yeast to induce a secondary fermentation are added to the wine in-tank and under pressure.