Category: Villa Sandi

95 points Doctor Wine for Villa Sandi Prosecco DOCG Cartizze La Rivetta!

We couldn’t be more thrilled to share the news that the Villa Sandi Prosecco DOCG Cartizze La Rivetta has been awarded a whopping 95 points by esteemed Italian wine writer Daniele Cernilli aka Doctor Wine, editor-in-chief of the prestigious Essential Guide to the Wines of Italy. This the second consecutive year that the wine, Villa Sandi’s flagship, has received 95 points from the editors … Read More 95 points Doctor Wine for Villa Sandi Prosecco DOCG Cartizze La Rivetta!

When people say that Prosecco DOCG is “hand-crafted,” they really mean it…

One of the things that makes Valdobbiadene such a unique place to grow fine wine grapes is how steep the slopes are there. Especially when you get into the township’s Cartizze subzone, the vines are planted on slopes so steep that they can only be worked by hand. It’s simply impossible to use tractors or other machinery there. Everything — from the early pruning and … Read More When people say that Prosecco DOCG is “hand-crafted,” they really mean it…

For National Prosecco Day this year, try serving your Prosecco DOCG in white wine glasses

Argh, the tyranny of the flute! For more than a generation now, the flute — the slender, long-stemmed wine glass — has been the vessel of choice for sparkling wine. No one knows for sure how this traditional was established. But somewhere during the late 20th century, the flute, which was actually conical in its original form (a shape dating back to the 1700s), was … Read More For National Prosecco Day this year, try serving your Prosecco DOCG in white wine glasses

Sushi and Prosecco DOCG? Divinely inspired at Uchi in Houston, Texas

Anyone who’s ever been to Venice knows that Prosecco is the city on the lagoon’s (un)official wine. There are a number of reasons about that (and we wrote about them here). But one of the reasons — and perhaps the most important one — is that Prosecco pairs brilliantly with all kinds of seafood, the Venetians’ favorite food. Glera, the grape used to make Prosecco, has … Read More Sushi and Prosecco DOCG? Divinely inspired at Uchi in Houston, Texas

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

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

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)