“PRIOR”
Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. Brut Millesimato

               This is the number one sparkling wine from the Bortolomiol traditional line. The Roman numeral on the bottle and the name Prior bear testament to the fact that Giuliano Bortolomiol had the intuition to create a brut Prosecco at a time when it was only ever an extra dry. Prior symbolises Giuliano’s pioneering spirit and his belief in Prosecco di Valdobbiadene (now Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Docg) and in the Martinotti Charmat sparkling wine-making method with fermentation in an autoclave, also known as the Italian Method.

               The highlights of the aromatic spectrum here are cleanliness and fineness. The fruity hints are very strong, with sharp green apple and citrus standing out and complemented by fresh floral hints. The agile flavour developing on the palette is felt at once, vital and dry. The freshness of this wine makes it ideal as an aperitif with sea food and with dishes dressed with extra virgin olive oil, such as fish salad. It also goes very well with lard crostini. Tasting & text by Michele Bressan

 

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION  
AREA OF ORIGIN The Valdobbiadene hills
VARIETAL Glera (formally known as Prosecco)
TRAINING SYSTEM Autochthonous called “capuccina modificata”
HARVEST PERIOD From 15 september to 30 september
YIELD IN KG OF GRAPES PER HA. 13.000 kg
WINEMAKING Off skins by gentle pressing
PRIMARY FERMENTATION Controlled temperature with selected yeasts
FOAMING 25 - 30 days
FINING From 1 to 3 months
   
ANALYTICAL FEATURES  
ALCOHOL 12 % Vol.
SUGAR RESIDUE 8,00 g/l
TOTAL ACIDITY 6,00 g/l
   
ORGANOLEPTIC FEATURES  
COLOUR Pale Yellow
PERLAGE Fine and persistent
BOUQUET Delicate, fruity and aromatic
TASTE Velvety, fruity and aromatic
SERVING TEMPERATURE 6 - 8 °C
SPARKLING WINEMAKING METHOD Martinotti - Charmat

 

AWARDS:

 “3 Bicchieri” Gambero Rosso 2016
“Medaglia di Bronzo” International Wine Challenge 2014
“Commended” International Wine Challenge 2013
“Medaglia d’Argento” International Wine Challenge 2012
“Medaglia di Bronzo” Decanter World Wine Award 2014
“Medaglia di Bronzo” Prosecco Master Award 2016
“Quattro sfere” Guida di Cucina & vini Sparkle 2014
“88 POINTS” Wine Enthusiast 2013
“Fascetta d’oro” Primavera del Prosecco 2012
“Commended” Decanter World Wine Awards 2012