Ca dei Zago Valdobbiadene DOCG Metodo Classico Dosaggio Zero 2020 / 2021

Type: Sparkling, Prosecco
Country: Italy
Region: Veneto, Valdobbiadene
Grape Variety: 90% Glera, 5% Verdiso, 5% Perera & Bianchetta
Alcohol Percentage: 12%
Viticulture: Natural Wine Producer | Biodynamic Farming | Vegan Friendly
Rating: 93 Wine Enthusiast Points

Climate: Climate is moderate-warm, influenced by the vicinity of both the Alpine Dolomites and the Adriatic Sea
Terroir: Vineyard faces south, south-west, with an altitude of 250m. The soil composition is of clay and limestone. 80-year-old vines
Ageing: Aged with the Champagne Method and in contact with the lees until April where it is periodically homogenized. After which, the wine is separated from its lees and bottled for second fermentation in the first quarter of the fourth growing moon of the new year. This process is carried on using the force of gravity where bottles are put in a horizontal position and rested in the cellar for seven months. The wine is then disgorged in January, where the yeast is removed from the neck of the bottle preserving the natural qualities of the Prosecco!

Color: Straw yellow with fine effervescence
Nose: Alluring aromas of fragrant jasmine, wisteria and white peach
Palate: Thanks to 80-year old vines, the linear palate has both finesse and concentration, offering ripe yellow apple, Bartlett pear, energizing mineral tones and a saline note alongside a creamy mousse

About the Winery:
Since 1924, Ca’ dei Zago has farmed 15 hectares of vineyard in Valdobbiadene, the heart of Prosecco DOCG production. Owners Christian and Marika emplo traditional production methods on hills located at an elevation of around 250 metres above sea level. Their soil rich in clay and limestone, while climate is moderate-warm, influenced by the vicinity of both the Alpine Dolomites and the Adriatic Sea. Small and high quality biodynamic production, handcrafted from harvest to bottling.

The new wines are therefore the expression of research carried out with the same scientific rigor of his illustrious ancestor but with a contemporary spirit, like a runner receiving the baton and carrying it forward with renewed energy.