Global sales of Prosecco have rocketed, while harvests have been small. So we went to see our old friend Alessandro and tasted his latest gem. Prosecco’s Glera grape with a drop of Chardonnay. Result: a delicious, gentle frizzante.
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The family founded the property as far back as 1637, and have now been making wine for over 40 years. Unusually these days, they make their fizz by the same method as Champagne, with the second fermentation in bottle, and turn each bottle by hand. The wine is then aged for nearly two years on lees (the spent yeasts that created the fizz during the fermentation in bottle) to ensure rich complexity and full body. It’s organic, too! With ripe apple and peach notes and complex toasty length, it makes a very fine apéritif with toasted salted almonds, jamón iberico, olives and other tapas.
If you thought Spanish fizz was limited to Cava, think again. Valiosa is soft, rounded and aromatic. With a gentle mousse and creamy lemon fruit, it’s a welcome guest at your next celebration.