If prosecco had official Grand Cru vineyards, Cartizze would be one of them. Fuller and more mineral in style with real length. A single vineyard prosecco of great distinction, and definitely not just another prosecco (!).
Denis Spagnol is the third generation of winemakers to craft the Glera grapes from the family vineyards in this corner of Valdobbiadene. He is continuing the work started by his grandfather Giovanni, called “Nani Rizzi” by everybody, and by his father Ergi who together use the charmat method to create this range of highly characterful Prosecco. The Jewel in the crown is the Cru Cartizze, considered the Grand Cru of Prosecco. The vineyards are at an altitude of 1000 feet on steep slopes and are traditionally hand harvested after the main Prosecco harvest has finished giving extra depth of flavour to the finished wines.