Category: Villa Sandi

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

Bigoli with hare ragù and a glass of Prosecco DOCG, a match made in heaven!

I know that for the uninitiated the above photo may not seem immediately appealing. But for those familiar with the joys of country cooking in the land of Prosecco, the dish above might as well be a painting by Renaissance master Titian! Those are bigoli, hand-rolled noodles and a classic of Veneto gastronomy, tossed with hare ragù. This pasta shape, a long noodle similar … Read More Bigoli with hare ragù and a glass of Prosecco DOCG, a match made in heaven!

What does the G in Prosecco DOCG mean?

On the face of it, the acronym DOCG is relatively straightforward. DOCG stands for Denominazione d’Origine Controllata e Garantita. Literally translated, it means designation of controlled and guaranteed origin. More precisely, it means monitored and guaranteed appellation. In other words, it’s a classification for wines for which grapes have been grown and monitored in a highly specific geographic area; made using specific vinification techniques … Read More What does the G in Prosecco DOCG mean?

VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO SUPERIORE D.O.C.G. MILLESIMATO BRUT

VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO SUPERIORE D.O.C.G. MILLESIMATO BRUT This wine is light hay yellow in color, with fine and lingering bubbles. On the nose, it’s intensely fruity with marked notes of ripe golden apple. The approachable and elegant nose delivers notes of acacia flower. Fresh but dry on the palate with savory flavors and an approachable and balanced fruity finish. CLASSIFICATION Sparkling wine (spumante), controlled origin … Read More VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO SUPERIORE D.O.C.G. MILLESIMATO BRUT

VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO SUPERIORE D.O.C.G. EXTRA DRY

VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO SUPERIORE D.O.C.G. EXTRA DRY This wine is light hay yellow in color, with fine and lingering bubbles. On the nose, it’s intensely fruity with marked notes of ripe golden apple. The approachable and elegant nose delivers notes of acacia flower. Fresh on the palate and delicately sweet, with smooth texture set against savory notes and a deliciously fruity and balanced finish. CLASSIFICATION … Read More VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO SUPERIORE D.O.C.G. EXTRA DRY

VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO SUPERIORE DI CARTIZZE LA RIVETTA

VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO SUPERIORE DI CARTIZZE LA RIVETTA This wine is light hay yellow in color, with fine and lingering bubbles. On the nose, it’s intensely fruity with marked notes of ripe golden apple, tropical fruit salad, and citrus. On the nose, the wine delivers lingering and smooth notes of acacia flower and wisteria. On the palate, its fine bubbles release smooth, fruity notes. CLASSIFICATION … Read More VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO SUPERIORE DI CARTIZZE LA RIVETTA

VALDOBBIADENE SUPERIORE DI CARTIZZE D.O.C.G.

VALDOBBIADENE SUPERIORE DI CARTIZZE D.O.C.G. This wine is light hay yellow in color, with fine and lingering bubbles. On the nose, it’s intensely fruity with marked notes of ripe golden apple, tropical fruit salad, and citrus. On the nose, the wine delivers lingering notes of acacia flower. On the palate, it’s fresh and delicately sweet, with fine bubbles that release smooth, fruity notes. CLASSIFICATION … Read More VALDOBBIADENE SUPERIORE DI CARTIZZE D.O.C.G.

VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO D.O.C.G. RIVE DI SAN PIETRO DI BARBOZZA

VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO D.O.C.G. RIVE DI SAN PIETRO DI BARBOZZA This wine is light hay yellow in color, with fine and lingering bubbles. On the nose, it delivers fruity and floral notes with hints of ripe yellow apple, banana, delicate notes of melon, and acacia flower. On the palate, it’s fresh, fruity, and lightly sweet with very smooth texture. The finish lingers on the palate. … Read More VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO D.O.C.G. RIVE DI SAN PIETRO DI BARBOZZA

A wine for food: One of the things that makes Prosecco DOCG unique in the world of sparkling wine

The Villa Sandi USA blog recently sat down with the estate’s owner and CEO Giancarlo Moretti Polegato to talk about the legacy and future of Prosecco in Italy and throughout the world. It was a fascinating conversation with many significant takeaways. But one of the most interesting was hearing his insights into the reasons behind Prosecco’s immense success across the globe during the last … Read More A wine for food: One of the things that makes Prosecco DOCG unique in the world of sparkling wine

Biodiversity Friend Certification for Villa Sandi Prosecco DOCG

As Villa Sandi’s CEO and owner Giancarlo Moretti Polegato pointed out to me when we met a few weeks ago and I interviewed him at the winery, the Prosecco DOCG is one of the world’s only appellations where people actually live among the vines. In most of the world’s greatest wine producing regions, the vineyards are located in the countryside, in other words, in … Read More Biodiversity Friend Certification for Villa Sandi Prosecco DOCG

Welcome to the NEW Villa Sandi Prosecco DOCG (English-language) blog!

Welcome to the new Villa Sandi Prosecco DOCG blog! This new project, the Villa Sandi USA blog, will feature content focused on the Villa Sandi estate and winery, its wines and farming practices, its winemaking philosophy and techniques, and — perhaps most importantly — the culture behind Prosecco and the people who produce it. In the last 10 years or so, Prosecco has taken … Read More Welcome to the NEW Villa Sandi Prosecco DOCG (English-language) blog!