Glera Veneto Italy
Antonio Carpene, scientist and chemist, was a visionary who introduced Methode Champenoise to Italian viticulture. He established the first Italian School of Oenology and worked with the great biologists of his time, Robert Koch and Louis Pasteur, to drive innovations in the Italian winemaking industry. The passions and traditions have been handed down from father to son ever since.
Antonio Carpene was the first winemaker to fashion a quality Veneto Prosecco in the traditional Charmat sparkling process. Founded in 1868, Carpene Malvolti have been crafting the finest effervescent wines from grapes harvested off mature vines planted to the beautiful verdant hillsides of Veneto. The rolling lanscapes at 200 to 300 metres above sea level in the historic DOCG districts of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene are blessed by excellent exposure to sun and the most favourable ripening conditions. A unique winegrowing terroir within a romantic and idyllic pastoral environment, breathtaking vistas and steep slopes covered by vineyards, so special that it has been nominated for World Heritage listing.
Straw yellow colour, greenish tinge and fine mousse. Gentle, fruity bouquet with ripe expressions of apple. Fruit forward palate in an extra dry aromatic style, kept soft and dry by delicate acidity, finishing on a pleasant apple aftertaste. An ultra fine perlage, persistent, conveying a lively and elegant mouthfeel. Excellent as aperitif or as a base for cocktails, matches perfectly with light Mediterranean cuisine.