Tenuta Ca' Bolani
The rise and rise of Prosecco shows no sign of abating in the UK and whilst we could have put any old Prosecco on to our list and jumped in to enjoy the wine’s stratospheric rise in popularity, that is not how we like to work at Private Cellar.
We tasted our way through sweet, fizzy concoctions that simply didn't fit the bill and blind tasting after blind tasting left us feeling incredibly despondent about the fact that most consumers are happy to follow Prosecco as a brand, almost regardless of what it tastes like.
However, an introduction to the Ca' Bolani estate in the summer of 2013 changed all of this and our 8-year search was over.
Purchased by the impressive Zonin family company in 1970, the Ca' Bolani estate is located in Cervignano del Friuli, within the district of Aquileia. In this north-eastern corner of Italy, the 100% Glera vines grow on veined clay and gravel, alluvial in origin with excellent drainage producing concentrated and aromatic fruit, thanks to the hillside slopes which allow excellent exposure to the sun yet benefit from cool maritime breezes.
Once harvested, the grapes are softly pressed and the must is kept at 0° C until ready for conversion into sparkling wine in stainless steel pressurized tanks, according to the traditional Charmat method.
The wines regularly win gold medals and the treasured 'Tre Bicchieri' from Gambero Rosso, the top Italian wine guide, and we can see why. Added to this, the Ca' Bolani Prosecco won Gold at VinItaly with its lovely, fresh green apple fruit, dry and light with a refreshing fizz.
A perfect aperitif. Find the wine here.
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