Category: accolades

A wonderful article on Cartizze and tasting note from Seven Fifty Daily, a leading American wine blog

Seven Fifty Daily has rapidly become one of the most widely read and influential blogs in the wine world today. The caliber of the writing and reporting — across the board — is superb. We were thrilled to see this excellent feature article on Cartizze, including an interview with Villa Sandi winemaker Stefano Gava and the following tasting note for Villa Sandi’s single-vineyard designate … Read More A wonderful article on Cartizze and tasting note from Seven Fifty Daily, a leading American wine blog

“This is a Prosecco of great elegance and harmony!” Forbes features Villa Sandi Vigna La Rivetta

We couldn’t have been more thrilled to see Villa Sandi’s Prosecco Cartizze DOCG Vigna La Rivetta featured this week in veteran Italian wine writer Tom Hyland’s piece on “Italy’s Best Sparkling Wines.” Here’s what he had to say about Vigna La Rivetta: “[This] wine is sourced from one of the highest locations of the Cartizze hill and the 2016 version is extremely refined with … Read More “This is a Prosecco of great elegance and harmony!” Forbes features Villa Sandi Vigna La Rivetta

High praise for Vigna La Rivetta from an unlikely source: The Piedmont Post

Not a lot of people beyond the affluent Bay Area suburb of Piedmont, California are familiar with the Piedmont Post. It’s a print-only journal devoted to life and lifestyle in one of northern California’s most exclusive neighborhoods. Because of the town’s proximity to (and love of) California wine country, the paper’s “Wine Corner” column is one of the state’s most prestigious wine review resources. … Read More High praise for Vigna La Rivetta from an unlikely source: The Piedmont Post

Villa Sandi featured in Decanter

Above: The 17th-century Villa Sandi, an architectural icon and symbol of the Villa Sandi winery. In case you missed it, earlier this month the editors of Decanter magazine featured Villa Sandi (April 2019 issue). “Located in the heart of Prosecco DOCG country, Villa Sandi is a family-owned and operated winery, and producer of some of Italy’s most critically acclaimed sparkling wines,” write the editors … Read More Villa Sandi featured in Decanter

Forbes: Villa Sandi’s wines are “outstanding,” “exceptional,” and “superb.”

We look forward to seeing you at Vinitaly in Verona this year, April 7-10! Please come and taste with us in Hall C, Stand E4. Part of our mission here at the Villa Sandi USA blog is to aggregate accolades for our wines. Here’s a recent review penned by veteran wine and spirits writer Joseph V Micallef for the Forbes magazine website: [Villa Sandi’s] … Read More Forbes: Villa Sandi’s wines are “outstanding,” “exceptional,” and “superb.”

Villa Sandi and export director Flavio Geretto featured on Wine Meridian

Above (from left): Villa Sandi export manager Flavio Geretto with Folio Fine Wine Partners Italian specialists Daniele Sbordi and Vincent Trapozzano in New York at the recent Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri tasting. We just had to share the following post, published this week by wine writer Fabio Piccoli on the popular Wine Meridien website in Italy: “Villa Sandi, alle radici delle diverse anime del … Read More Villa Sandi and export director Flavio Geretto featured on Wine Meridian

“Top-Class Prosecco.” Will Lyons (Times) recommends Villa Sandi for Valentine’s Day

“The trick to really enjoying Valentine’s Day: do it yourself,” writes Will Lyons for the London Sunday Times (February 10, 2019). “Stay in, tackle that ambitious recipe you’ve had your eye on since January and share a bottle of something special. There are plenty of options. I’m thinking of a gentle glass of Prosecco, produced in the shadow of Venice.” “If there’s one night … Read More “Top-Class Prosecco.” Will Lyons (Times) recommends Villa Sandi for Valentine’s Day

In an interview with Slow Food UK, Giancarlo Moretti Polegato explains Villa Sandi’s unique vinification approach

“Villa Sandi relies on a special production technique to get the very best Prosecco,” said owner Giancarlo Moretti Polegato (above) in a recent interview with Slow Food UK. To enhance and preserve freshness, floral and fruity aromas of Prosecco, our winemakers chill the must and store it. For any sparkling production, they start the sparkling process from the chilled must instead of starting it … Read More In an interview with Slow Food UK, Giancarlo Moretti Polegato explains Villa Sandi’s unique vinification approach

91 points Decanter: “excellent purity of flavor… a cerebral approach to Prosecco.”

The stony soils of Asolo township are ideal for the production of minerality-driven Prosecco with freshness and intense fruit flavors. Villa Sandi’s Asolo vineyards are Biodiversity Friend certified, meaning that farming practices encourage biodiversity, wild life, and wild flowers and plants among the rows. Note the grasses growing between the vines here. Villa Sandi NV Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG 91 points Prosecco Asolo is … Read More 91 points Decanter: “excellent purity of flavor… a cerebral approach to Prosecco.”

90 points Robert Parker for Villa Sandi Cartizze: “Soft, luscious sparkler” (Monica Larner)

The slopes of the Cartizze cru in the Prosecco DOCG (above) are so steep that they have to be worked by hand. Villa Sandi makes its Prosecco DOCG Cartizze using fruit sourced from its own rows in the designation together with grapes it obtains thanks to its longstanding, generational relationships with family growers there. Here’s what Monica Larner had to say about Villa Sandi’s … Read More 90 points Robert Parker for Villa Sandi Cartizze: “Soft, luscious sparkler” (Monica Larner)

90 points Wine Spectator for Villa Sandi Cartizze La Rivetta

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 … Read More 90 points Wine Spectator for Villa Sandi Cartizze La Rivetta