Grave di Stecca Brut

Wine Of The Week

RELEASE LOCATION:LCBO Vintages Classics Catalogue
CSPC:422758
VINTAGE:2012
WINERY:Nino Franco Spumanti SRL
WINEMAKER:Primo Franco
COUNTRY:Italy
REGION:Veneto
DISTRICT:Valdobbiadene DOCG
VARIETAL:Glera
ALCOHOL PERCENTAGE:11.0%
RETAIL PRICE:$49.00
Stock Status: Yes

Per Case / Size: 750mLml

Wine Of The Week Notes: Grave di Stecca returns to VINTAGES in the January 2018 issue of the CLASSICS CATALOGUE with the 2012 vintage. This winery is proud to be one of the oldest in Valdobbiadene, located in the town centre, not far away from the countryside and the vineyards. Valdobbiadene is located at the foot of the Prealps, in the Venetian region, and is famous for the Prosecco vine and wine production. The vineyard of ancient origins named ‘Grave di Stecca’, a clos on the slopes at the foot of the Pre-Alpes, is just a few steps from the square of Valdobbiadene. Facing south and partly shielded by a huge garden, this vineyard enjoys a special microclimate.

Description: The grapes, 100% Glera (traditionally called Prosecco) are sourced exclusively from ancient origin vineyard, named "Grave di Stecca", a clos on the slopes of the Prealpi, just near the town center. The vineyard, exposed to the south and partly screened by a huge park, enjoys a particular micro-climate.

Vinification: Brut - Charmat method - Obtained by the second fermentation in “cuve close”.

Flavours: Delicious sage bouquet, with fresh fruit scents. A very pleasant dry taste at the beginning, followed by a growing silky fruit bouquet.

Food Pairings: Perfect as an aperitif, but also suitable throughout the meal. Certainly a Brut to be enjoyed. Serving Temperature: 6° - 8° C.

Review: WINE ENTHUSIAST Score: 93/100 Cellar Selection - 2012 vintage
Made with 100% Glera grown inside a walled vineyard, this stunning wine boasts unusual depth and structure. It delivers aromas and flavors of ripe yellow apple, pear, lemon drop, chopped sage and a ginger note while the foaming, silky mousse lends it a creamy, elegant texture. A recent vertical tasting back to 2007 proves this wine can develop more complexity after several years in the cellar.