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Masottina Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene Superiore Contradagranda Extra Dry NV Wine - Last Bottle

Masottina Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene Superiore Contradagranda Extra Dry NV

96 Point Prosecco -- Over 30% Off!

$19
$28

Retail

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Flavor Profile: Honeysuckle, jasmine, peach blossoms, wisteria, lemon balm, prickly pears, peaches, Bartlett pears, and shiso leaf
Time on Lees: 16 months
Dosage: Zero g/L
Farming Method: Sustainable Practices
Score: 96

Why We Love It...

96 points for Prosecco… I’ve never seen such a sight! Initially skeptical, one whiff and sip later, and I was ready to sing this wine’s praises. This is a delight that any bubbly lover will enjoy! Prosecco’s classic floral aromas, with a veritable bounty of stone fruits, citrus fruits, orchard fruits, and sweet culinary herb sensations. A perfect aperitif!

The Dal Bianco family has spent the last 77 years farming the lands of Conegliano e Valdobbiadene in the land of Veneto, just west of Friuli. This historic landscape of verdant, rolling hills, sprawling vineyards, and picturesque towns and villages is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with good reason… you’d be hard pressed to imagine a more beautiful setting – even in Italy! The climate here pulls its influence from the nearby Adriatic Sea – a scant 15 miles to the south – and the foothills of the Alps that lie some 20 miles to the north. A mild, moderate climate where even temperatures allow for gentle and consistent ripening of the grapes, and the perpetual, delicate breezes that come off both the ocean and nearby mountains gives a constant ventilation that helps to prevent rot. 

The grape here is the local glera variety, a medium skinned, high acid grape prized for its abundant floral character that has come to define Prosecco – both for better and worse. The grape itself has the ability to yield very high amounts per vine, and large, commercial producers take advantage of this to make a huge amount of wine – with a tendency to have overtly floral, musky, and let’s face it, cloying and sickeningly intense aromas of too much low-quality perfume.

And yet, when grown, harvested, and produced with care – such as this stellar example – the result is something else entirely – floral and perfumed, to be sure, but with a delicate freshness, and lingering softness, and myriad other goings-on to make for a complete and harmonious wine.  The lead in here showcases delicate white flowers of honeysuckle and jasmine, then peach blossoms and wisteria, before moving into the realm of fresh lemon balm, prickly pears, ripe peaches, Bartlett pears, and shiso leaf. The mousse and mouthfeel are powerfully rich and creamy, with a nevertheless spry and light texture that leads to an ‘almost’ dry finish. The sweetness here clocks in at 14 grams per liter – just a touch above what would fall into Champagne’s Brut level. But the integrated acidity, and exceptionally complex flavor profile prevent any sensation of excessively cloying – this is just the perfect thing to wake up your palate and turn even the most casual evening into a celebration! We liked this so much, we bought every bottle the importer had – making us the only spot in the USA to snag this beauty!

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Technical Details

Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Appellation: Valdobbiadene
Varietal: Glera
Winemaker: Adriano Dal Bianco
Farming Method: Sustainable Practices
Alcohol: 11.5%
Pair it with: Enjoy as an aperitif, before your meal

About the Producer

The Dal Bianco family has passionately devoted its energy to producing wine since 1946. It all began when grandfather Epifanio acquired the Ai Palazzi estate at Gorgo al Monticano, comprising five hectares of vineyards and a farmhouse. Renovation of the farmhouse brought to light the word Masottina on one of the original walls: Masottina then became the name of the company. Adriano, the eldest son, gave new impetus to developing the business. After studying oenology at the old-established, prestigious Conegliano Oenology School, he began investing year after year in the best technologies available for the production of wine with unmistakable style and constant quality. Later, Adriano and his brothers created the Terre di Ogliano winery, where Masottina wines are now made, a vinification centre unique in the Prosecco territory. The family tradition is now carried on by the third generation.

Masottina Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene Superiore Contradagranda Extra Dry NV

$19
$28

Retail

32

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