“SENIOR”
Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. Extra Dry Millesimato

               The Senior is the Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Docg par excellence. Its Latin name is as clear to everyone around the world as the name Prosecco. For some and for a long time the sparkling Prosecco couldn’t be anything more than extra dry for its natural sweetness and sugar residue. Now that Bortolomiol have four versions of Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Docg in their traditional line, The number “II” on the bottle signifies that this is the second on the scale between the driest and softest. It’s called Senior because it was the first.

               Its finely balanced sugar residue and embracing fragrances give this wine softness and great adaptability. This is a wine for all occasions, from a drink at the bar with friends to an aperitif. But it is in the kitchen that it really shines. Perfect with vegetable soups and fried sheep’s brain, where on the one hand the sugar residue matches the sweetness of the dish and on the other the freshness and well-controlled mousse balances the fatty flavours. 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 11,5 % Vol.
SUGAR RESIDUE 15,00 g/l
TOTAL ACIDITY 6,00 g/l
   
ORGANOLEPTIC FEATURES  
COLOUR Pale yellow with greenish hue
PERLAGE Fine and persistent
TASTE Fresh, typical, well-balanced and velvety
SERVING TEMPERATURE 6 - 8 °C
SPARKLING WINEMAKING METHOD Martinotti - Charmat

 

AWARDS:

“Medaglia d’Argento” Vinitaly 2003
“Commended” International Wine Challenge 2007, 2009, 2015
“Medaglia d’Argento” Prosecco Master Award 2015 e 2016
“Medaglia d’Argento” International Wine Challenge 2010
“Medaglia di Bronzo” International Wine Challenge 2012, 2013
“Medaglia d’Argento” Mundus Vini 2009, 2011
“Commended” Decanter World Wine Awards 2012
“Premio Corona” Guida Vini Buoni d’Italia 2011