The “ultimate Prosecco”… Cartizze
Tanoré Cartizze comes from the hearth of the DOCG zone of Prosecco Superiore. A hilly strip of land beside the Piave river between the small towns of Vittorio Veneto 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 is set like a jewel amidst the steepest hills around San Pietro di Barbozza, Santo Stefano and Saccol. The Cartizze supplies the best grapes in the Appellation. The hill of Cartizze is a 1,000-feet-high vineyard of 107 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 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 DOCG, without mentioning Prosecco on the front label to further emphasise its territory.
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 discovering that this extended ripening period improved the flavour. Nonetheless, in a blind tasting at the 2006 Vinitaly trade fair, Cartizze were ranked consistently behind “normal” Prosecco.
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”