Drusian Prosecco Colfondo (sur Lie) DOC

75cl Drusian Prosecco Colfondo Italy > Treviso Sparkling
"This is a stunning wine, at once familiar and immediately rare and strange. Yes, it's a Prosecco, something that Irish wine lovers have become very familiar with in a thousand modest examples, but this is Prosecco like you have rarely even imagined. It's Prosecco made the way it was 100 years before the current, now decade-old, fashion for it as a cheaper alternative to non-vintage Champagne. The current mass-market Prosecco style is lean, crisp and very restrained: wine that is almost too polite to knock at the door and ask for a little attention. In total contrast, this is a raucous, untamed hipster of a wine. It is made 'colfonda' i.e. on its lees, and has a traditional secondary fermentation in bottle like Champagne. It's hand-harvested and hand-crafted in the cellar, being left on it's lees to add round, fleshy toasted hops, brioche and yeasty notes. This is a gorgeous, rich, complex artisan Prosecco, left cloudy, unspoilt and textured. Well worth a try." Tomas Clancy - The Sunday Business Post

After tasting innumerable Prosecco wines, which frustrated in many ways, sweet, insipid, cloying and bland wines, produced in enormous quantities, it was a pleasure to encounter Francesco Drusian and his family. The Drusians proudly introduced us to their range, which is produced solely from the family’s own 45 hectares of vines around Valdobbiadene. The vineyards are farmed organically with no pesticides or insecticides used on the vines.

" I dare you to try this wine - it will change your mind about Prosecco. Using organically grown grapes from the family estae, Francesco Drusian makes Prosecco as it was done a hundred years ago, with the second fermentation in the bottle. The result is astonishing and complex; streets ahead of most of its rivals.

TASTING NOTE: Complex crisp pear fruits, with bready, yeasty elements finishing bone dry. Exhilarating wine."

Wilson on Wine 2016 - The Wines to Drink this Year

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