Valdobbidene Superiore di Cartizze D.O.C.G.
Cartizze refers to a hilltop area in Valdobbiadene above 1,000 ft characterized by rocky terrain that winds along the crest of the steep hillside. Benefiting from firm rock and crumbly stone, complete sunlight exposure and continuous ventilation, this microclimate is an area of rare value. In Cartizze, Glera ripens at a slower rate and, consequently, enjoys a richer, more harmonious acidity. The 260 acres of Cartizze are owned by 140 growers. Bisol’s flagship holding is 7 acres and it is considered to be of the highest quality, or even the “Grand Cru” of Prosecco.
GRAPE VARIETY At least 85% Glera.
HARVEST NOTES From a climatic point of view, 2020 was characterized by a winter that recorded temperatures in line with those of the period, followed by a sunny and dry spring, and then by a mild summer with periodical rainfall. The vine’s phenological phases therefore progressed regularly. The vines presented healthy bunches that have not been negatively affected by excessive sun exposure or periods of dehydration. The temperature range that characterized the summer weeks has resulted in good levels of acidity, essential for obtaining sparkling wines with the right notes in terms of freshness. The 2020 harvest will probably be defined by accentuated peculiarities in taste that differ between the two extremes – the northwest and southeast of the
appellation – a phenomenon that typically occurs in less hot years.
COLOR Straw yellow with a fine, lively and persistent perlage.
BOUQUET Elegant with scents of wildflowers, pleasantly fruity with notes of apples, pears and peaches.
FLAVOR Savory, full and balanced; its sweetness is contained and accompanied by an intense and elegant fruitiness.
EXPOSITION OF THE VINEYARD: South
AVERAGE VINEYARD HEIGHT: 300 meters a.s.l.
TRAINING SYSTEM: Typical Valdobbiadenese pruning, attributable to the double curtain system.
GRAPE HARVESTING PERIOD: Early October; hand-harvested.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 11.5% by vol.
SUGAR CONTENT: 25 grams per liter
OVERALL ACIDITY: 5.6 grams per lite
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The rich history of Bisol dates back to 1542, when the Bisol family first began cultivating grapes. Today, Gianluca Bisol has assumed the role of president and CEO while his brother, Desiderio, holds the position of chief enologist and technical director. With 500 years of winemaking tradition, Bisol produces a range of organically farmed and internationally recognized Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG crus. Bisol's second selection of wines, Jeio, is sourced from specific plots located on the steep slopes in the appellation and is dedicated to the patriarch of the family, Desiderio Bisol, who was known to his wife by that name. "The power of Prosecco lies in its capacity to become, not a status symbol, but a lifestyle symbol: in fact, our Prosecco is fine, modern, versatile and sustainable," says Gianluca. "Our partnership with Wilson Daniels will ensure that this Italian style of living is conveyed to the US market." The Bisol family cultivates more than 20 vineyards located in the best-suited areas for wine production, including the renowned Cartizze hill. A superior focus on promoting vine health through environmentally sustainable techniques is at the forefront of Bisol's viticulture methodology. In the cellar, vinification is completed so as to maintain the different expressions of the unique sites and soils. "Chartice" -- today's prestigious Cartizze hill -- is considered to be of the highest quality, or even the grand cru of Prosecco. The Cartizze zone is a single commune and the Bisol family has taken advantage of the rich soils, slopes and vineyard exposure -- known as "terra" -- to capture the soul and spirit of Prosecco. The terra is directly responsible for the quality in Bisol's superior DOCG cru wines.