Ruggeri : Giall'oro Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. Extra Dry
Area of Production: Veneto , Italy
Grape: Glera (traditionally called Prosecco), with small quantities of Verdiso and Perera.
Wine Making: White vinification, that is to say without the skins, at a controlled temperature of 18°C (68°F). They then put the wine through slow re-fermentation in large sealed tanks at 12-14°C (approx. 54-57°F).
Wine Notes: The colour is light straw – yellow tending to pale green. Its crystal clarity is laced with a persistent perlage of fine bubbles. The bouquet, although persistent and intensely fruity, is extremely delicate which brings mature golden apples and acacia flowers readily to mind. It is gently sweet and fresh on the palate and pleasantly light in alcohol, extremely smooth and well-balanced with long and fruity finish.
Estate & Wines: The Ruggeri winery, which was established in 1950 by Giustino Bisol, was originally housed in small premises in the village of Santo Stefano di Valdobbiadene. In the early 1990’s it was relocated to a new, larger and more rational premises which was able to receive and process almost 3,000 tons of grapes brought in every harvest. The Ruggeri winery is well equipped to cope with the considerable harvest; it has two fully independent lines for receiving the grapes and 5 ‘soft’ presses, thereby ensuring separation of the various vineyard harvests also at the busiest times. For about 20 years, annual production has been around the one million bottle mark, 60% of which is distributed in Italy and the rest to 35 countries worldwide.
Recommended Food: Giall’Oro can be enjoyed as an aperitif or to enhance the close of a meal. Indeed, this is a wine that can brighten up any day.
UPC Code: 089475342020
Rating: 91 Points BTI