Sunday, April 12, 2009

Ruggeri Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Gold Label DOC

From the Valdobbiadene area of the veneto region, this spunky Extra Dry Prosecco has fresh fruit aromas, with flavors on the sweet side of sour Granny Smith apples and a wonderful floral finish.

Winemaker's notes:

APPELLATION: Prosecco di Valdobbiadene D.O.C.
VARIETALS: Prosecco with small quantities of Verdiso and Perara.
VINEYARD: Vineyard located on the Dolomitic ridges, in the northern part of the Province of Treviso.
VINIFICATION: Grapes are vinified without the skins at a controlled temperature, then slowly fermented in large steel tanks
AGING: Best served young and fresh

The philosophy of the Ruggeri estate can be summed up quite simply: Care for the product from grape to bottle. They start with quality raw material of a historically acclaimed origin and follow each and every step of the winemaking process with passionate dedication and disciplined methodology. Valdobbiadene is indisputably one of the most interesting growing zones from a qualitative point of view. In fact, its vineyards have always produced the most prestigious Prosecco wines.

Gold Label’s crystal clarity is laced with a persistent perlage of minute bubbles. The bouquet, although vibrant and intensely fruity, is extremely delicate bringing readily to mind mature golden apples and acacia flowers. It is gently sweet and fresh on the palate and pleasantly light in alcohol. This prosecco can be enjoyed equally well before dinner as an aperitif or as an enhancement to the end of a meal.

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