SUPERIORE DI CARTIZZE
It is the cru of the denomination and comprises a small area of 107 hectares of vines in the steepest hills in the municipality of Valdobbiadene. It is the result of the perfect combination between a mild microclimate and very varied terrain, . “Cartizze” islile a pearl, it is a sumptuous sparkling wine. Even its colour suggests greater intensity, which also manifests itself in a complex mix of broad and inviting fragrances and flavours, including apples and pears, apricots and citrus fruits, roses and an appealing note of sugared almonds on the finish. Its taste is pleasantly rounded, with a mellow tanginess to which the fine perlage adds a certain vigour. It’s usually made in the Dry version.
It’s available only in the fully sparkling style and it represent the essence of terroir. They are produced, in fact, exclusively from grapes that come from a single municipality or hamlet/village therein, thus highlighting the characteristics that a particular area confers on its wine. The Rive wines allow one, therefore, to get to know the manifold expressions of Conegliano Valdobbiadene in detail. The term “Rive” indicates, in the local dialect, vineyards that are on steep ground, and the aim of the category is to underline the special quality of – and the many differences between – the various sites within the Denomination. For the “Rive” maximum yields are reduced to 13 tonnes per hectare; the grapes must be picked by hand and the vintage must be shown on the label. In the Conegliano Valdobbiadene zone there are 43 Rive, which offer an equal number of distinct territorial expressions.