Campo del Passo Prosecco DOCG Valdobbiadene Extra Dry
The most celebrated of Proseccos come from the hillside vineyards of Conegliano Valdobbiadene, the original production area for Prosecco. Here the hills are very, very steep.
Prosecco Valdobbiadene DOCG can only be made in the Treviso province of Veneto on the hills between the towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. Lying halfway between the Dolomites and the Adriatic Sea, the slopes have a unique microclimate – full sun ripens the grapes and high altitude and breeze ensure freshness even in the hottest summers. The steepness of the hills also means that everything—from pruning to picking—is principally done by hand.
Some winemakers are reviving the traditional way of making Prosecco – rather than disgorging, the wines are left on their lees which imparts more complexity and flavour. These are currently labelled Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG, without the added term “Superiore,” which is reserved for wines that have more pressure and bubbles.
Pale straw yellow in colour with fine and persistent perlage. Fruity with hints of pineapple, apricot, pear and golden apple. Remember spring with wild flowers such as wisteria and acacia.
Lively, fresh, savoury and pleasant on the palate
Excellent with appetizers and light first courses and vegetable risottos. Also an excellent aperitif.
About the Producer
C&C was founded in 2001 with the aim to to develop and manage full-scope oenological projects. This has been their achievement.
Over the years they have consolidated the number of wineries they own in some of the most suitable wine-growing areas in Italy. C&C have direct control of every stage of the production chain, and thanks to the experience acquired, they are a flexible and dynamic outfit.
Currently, C&C has three production sites with wineries owned and located in the north-east and in the south of Italy: in the Delle Venezie DOC area; in the Veneto terroir of Valdobbiadene, where the renowned Prosecco DOCG is produced; and in the areas between Nola and Tufo in Campania, which offer prestigious and ancient grape varieties.