Category: accolades

Villa Sandi takes GOLD at world’s most prestigious sparkling wine competition

With Tom Stevenson — the world’s greatest expert on sparkling wine — as the chair of its judges panel (see note below), The Sparkling Wine and Champagne World Championships is widely considered to be the category’s most prestigious competition. We couldn’t have been more pleased to learn that the Villa Sandi Prosecco Cartizze La Rivetta received one of the tasting’s top prizes: Villa Sandi … Read More Villa Sandi takes GOLD at world’s most prestigious sparkling wine competition

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

“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

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)