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“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

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

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

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

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] Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Cartizze Vigna La Rivetta Brut is outstanding… Try also the Villa Sandi Asolo Prosecco Superiore Brut DOCG… The latter can be hard … Read More Forbes: Villa Sandi’s wines are “outstanding,” “exceptional,” and “superb.”

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.”

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

Grape Collective features Villa Sandi winemaker Stefano Gava

Above: Grape Collective founder and editor-in-chief Christopher Barnes interviews Villa Sandi winemaker Stefano Gava at Vinitaly. Grape Collective is one of the leading online wine magazines in the U.S. “Located in the hills of the Marca Trevigiana,” writes Grape Collective editor-in-chief Christopher Barnes, “Villa Sandi is centered around a Palladian style villa dating back to 1622. Owned by the Moretti Polegato family, Villa Sandi … Read More Grape Collective features Villa Sandi winemaker Stefano Gava

Prosecco DOCG pairings: Baccalà alla vicentina (Vicenza-style dried cod), a Veneto classic

Some find it ironic that one of the most famous dishes of Veneto cuisine and one of the Veneto region’s most popular does not come from Veneto at all. In fact, the cod used to make baccalà (salt cod or stock fish, another name for the salt-cured fish) comes from the icy waters of the northern seas. Historically, baccalà first reached Veneto dinner tables … Read More Prosecco DOCG pairings: Baccalà alla vicentina (Vicenza-style dried cod), a Veneto classic

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

Matteo Furlan named England’s “Best Sommelier”

Earlier this month, London-based sommelier Matteo Furlan, head sommelier at the five-star Ritz Hotel in Mayfair, took home the coveted title of “Best Sommelier UK 2019.” That’s Matteo (above, right) with Villa Sandi ambassador Diva Moretti Polegato who presented him with the award. The competition, which was organized by the UK Sommelier Association and sponsored by Villa Sandi, also featured a Prosecco DOCG and … Read More Matteo Furlan named England’s “Best Sommelier”

Valdobbiadene: Origin and meaning of the name (the first in a series of posts on the history of Prosecco)

Above: The village of Valdobbiadene can trace its history back to the High Middle Ages. One of the earliest mentions of the village of Valdobbiadene (VAL-doh-BEE’AH-deh-neh) can be found in the History of the Lombards (also know as the History of the Langobards or Historia Langobardorum), a work probably penned in Italy during the 8th century C.E. Its author refers to the village as … Read More Valdobbiadene: Origin and meaning of the name (the first in a series of posts on the history of Prosecco)

Where to drink Villa Sandi Prosecco DOCG: Osteria Mamma (Los Angeles)

Above: Osteria Mamma owner Filippo Cortivo. The menu at his popular Hollywood restaurant is a homage to his mother, whose cooking inspired him to go into the restaurant business. “When it comes to a lot of Proseccos,” said Los Angeles-based restaurateur Filippo Cortivo when the Villa Sandi USA blog spoke to him by phone yesterday, “you generally just drink one glass and move on. … Read More Where to drink Villa Sandi Prosecco DOCG: Osteria Mamma (Los Angeles)