Giall'oro Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry D.O.C.G.
Area of Production: Valdobbiadene, Italy
Varietal: Glera (traditionally called Prosecco)
Wine Notes: The color 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.
Wine Making Techniques: 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).
Estate & Wines: Ruggeri is one of the five founding producers of Prosecco, established by Giustino Bisol in 1950 in Santo Stefano, when commercialization of Prosecco began.
In 1990 they relocated to the town of Valdobbiadene. They have long standing relationships with about 110 growers as most vineyards are on small plots of land, similar to Burgundy where no one owns very large acreage. Ruggeri sends their viticulturist to work with their growers, insuring consistency and quality. After hand harvesting the grapes, they are brought to the winery which has 2 independent receiving lines and
5 soft presses, ensuring that the grapes are processed immediately upon arrival. In 2019, Ruggeri was the first Prosecco producer to receive the prestigious Gambero Rosso "Star" classification, which is only given to wineries who have earned 10 or more Tre Bicchieri awards. They are extremely passionate, dedicated and consistent with 60% of their wines sold in Italy, and the rest distributed to 35 countries worldwide.
Recommended Pairings: 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
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