James Suckling 91
Apple and fresh lime on the nose with chalky mineral that turns to nice fresh-cream flavor on the palate. Tight and dry with a relaxed fizz. Pleasant, lime-cream finish. James Suckling, July 2021
Crede is a dialect word for clay, a defining feature of the terrain in Valdobbiadene in which the grapes for this Prosecco Superiore are cultivated. Clay is one of the five types of soil in the Bisols vineyards in Valdobbiadene. Crede is always a vintage expression and all fruit is sourced from the Bisols own estate.
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 vines 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 di er between the two extremes the northwest and southeast of the
appellation a phenomenon that typically occurs in less hot years.
COLOR Brilliant straw yellow with lime-green highlights and a fine and persistent perlage.
BOUQUET Wildflowers; balanced intensity; fresh and elegant. Finishes with a pleasant fruitiness.
FLAVOR True to the bouquet in its fruity notes of apples and pears; its balance is rounded of by its rich and fine taste.
EXPOSITION OF THE VINEYARD: South, South-East
AVERAGE VINEYARD HEIGHT: 250 meters a.s.l.
TRAINING SYSTEM: Double curtain
GRAPE HARVESTING PERIOD: Late September; hand-harvested
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 11.5% by vol.
SUGAR CONTENT: 7.5 grams per liter
OVERALL ACIDITY: 5.6 grams per liter
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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.