Adami NV 'Garbel' Prosecco, Treviso, Veneto, Italy [375ml half bottle]
Adami NV "Garbel" Prosecco, Treviso, Veneto, Italy [375ml half bottle]
It can be difficult to find high quality Prosecco that you want to drink just as it is (sans mixers), but this Prosecco is the exception. The Adami family has been in the foothills of the Dolomite Mountains for three generations now, since 1920, always focused on making distinctive, well crafted expressions of their steeply planted hillsides. The family has only ever focused on making sparkling wines, and were in fact the first family in the region to create single-vineyard bottlings of Prosecco by the 1930s. ‘Garbel’ is a word from the local dialect meaning dry, crisp, and pleasantly tart. Made of 100% Glera, this traditional Prosecco is crisp and quaffable, with rich aromas of ripe stone fruit, white flowers and hints of chalk. The fruit bursts on the palate, but the wine finishes with a bright acidity, made for easy drinking. It’s the perfect pairing for pizza or fried foods (mozzarella sticks!), or that hunk of Parmigiano you have in the fridge.
Winemaker: Franco Adami
Varieties: 100% Glera
Terroir: The hilly area of the province of Treviso, in the Veneto. The vines are planted at an average altitude of 150 - 200m, mostly on a mix of clay and chalk.
Vinification: Light pressing with bladder presses, settling of must, fermentation at controlled temperatures with cultured yeasts. Second fermentation is “Metodo Italiano”, in steel pressure tanks at 15-17°C. Cold tartrate stabilization, with tight filtration before bottling to remove spent yeast. To maintain maximum freshness, the wines are given their second, sparkle-inducing fermentation in small batches rather than all at the same time soon after harvest. The base wine for the Prosecco receives extended aging on the lees after the initial fermentation to add progressively more body and richness, until finally undergoing second fermentation in more than 100 individual batches throughout the course of a year.
Tasting Notes: Dry, crisp and quaffable, with rich aromas of ripe stone fruit, white flowers and hints of chalk. The fruit bursts on the palate, but the wine finishes with a bright acidity, made for easy drinking.
Residual Sugar: 12-13g/L
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