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Cartizze is the iconic King of Prosecco, dedicated to the lovers of the most prestigious sparkling wine from the Valdobbiadene area. The vineyards can only be based in 106 hectares in the small council of Santo Stefano di Cartizze. The word “Tanorè” contains the words “King” and “Tony” as the vineyard is dominating all the other Cartizze vineyards. The vineyard steepness is 55% producing an incredible and healthy berry… all rigorously hand-picked.

Excellent aperitif to accompany battered vegetables, fried food and pasta salads.  Conviviality, oysters, prawns and good company.

There are only 106 hectares allowed to label their sparkling wine “Superiore di Cartizze DOCG” and Tanorè (King Tano) is a reference for several of the local producers. A unique position that gets consistently some of the best berries for the top Prosecco wine!

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Description

The “ultimate Prosecco”… Cartizze

Tanoré Cartizze is in the hearth of the DOCG zone of Prosecco Superiore. A hilly strip of land beside the Piave river between the small towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, that sits between the Dolomites and the Adriatic. Valdobbiadene is the heart of prosecco production with a concentration of hill slopes up to 500 metres, including the top prosecco, Cartizze.

The Area

The area is set like a jewel amidst the steepest hills around San Pietro di Barbozza, Santo Stefano and Saccol. The area supplies the best grapes in the Appellation. The hill of Cartizze is a 1,000-feet-high vineyard of 106 hectares (260 acres) of vines,  owned by 140 growers. The Prosecco from its grapes, of which comparatively little is produced, is widely considered to be of the highest quality, or even the Grand Cru of Prosecco.  Accordingly, a hectare of Cartizze grape land was estimated to be worth in excess of one million US dollars in 2008,  and its value was estimated to have increased to 1.5–2 million euros in 2015, the most for a vineyard in Italy. The sparkling wine produced here has recently been named by producers as Superiore di Cartizze, without mentioning Prosecco on the front label to further emphasize its territory.

The Legend

According to a local legend, Cartizze grapes traditionally were harvested last, as the vines were situated on steep slopes and hard to reach, which led to vintners discovering that this extended ripening period improved the flavour. In a blind tasting at the 2006 Vinitaly trade fair, Cartizze were ranked consistently behind “normal” Prosecco.

The Wine

Tanoré Cartizze shows exceptionally fine sugar balance thanks to zesty acidity and plenty of dry extract. This suggests that the fruit was harvested at admirably low yield levels.

Marked by delicacy as much as richness or power, this is a sparkling wine that really calls for a second glass, whereas many counterpart wines prove tiring to drink for lack of comparable balance.

Fab Wines is proud to offer such an outstanding wine!

Tanoré Cartizze Technical Description

Appellation : Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG Dry

Grape variety : Glera

Colour : Straw yellow, greenish highlights, finest perlage, soft foam.

Aroma : Fresh and variegated, hints of pear, honey, acacia flowers, sage leaves.

Flavour : Round with balanced tastiness

Alcohol : 11 Vol

Sugar : 27 gr/lt

Serving temperature : 6-8 °C

Tasting Notes from Mark, one of our Fab Winers: “Outstanding tasting notes of white blossom, pear, sweet lemon

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