One of the most important things that we’ll be doing here on the Villa Sandi USA blog is that we’ll be aggregating scores, reviews, write-ups, and other accolades for the wines.

And there’s no better place to start than Wine Spectator, the leading English-language resource for fine wine today and a favorite magazine (and site) for Italian wine lovers.

Senior editor for Italy Alison Napjus is one of the best Italian- and sparkling-focused wine writers working in the U.S. today. She travels to Italy a number of times a year to taste and visit with winemakers and she is one of the top judges for the magazine’s “top 100 Italian wines” list.

Here’s what she had to say about Villa Sandi’s Prosecco DOCG Caritzze La Rivetta, which is farmed in the appellation’s most coveted cru — Cartizze. The slopes are so steep in Cartizze and the morainic (rocky) soils are so demanding that all farming there is done by hand (no machines whatsoever).

Villa Sandi NV Prosecco Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze La Rivetta DOCG
90 points

Fine and creamy, with rich notes of glazed apricot, salted almond skin and lemon parfait, this is accented by a hint of guava and underscored by a vein of smoky minerality. Fresh finish.

Alison Napjus
Wine Spectator

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