Astoria Prosecco Millesimato has tiny and continuous bubbles with straw yellow and greenish reflections. Extra dry in style, with floral notes accented by pear, peach, honey and toast. On the creamy palate, the fresh fruit harmoniously linger.
Vineyard & Winemaking Notes
The grapes are sourced from the D.O.C. region of Valdobbiadene (Vahldoe-bee-ah-den-ay) on the hills of the Astoria estate vineyard "Costa del Sol", at an elevation of 500 feet above sea level. Vines are located on the hillside with an east-to-west orientation, with 5,000 vines per hectare, averaging 8 years of age. The grapes are harvested by hand in small lots. Immediately after harvest, in accordance to strict D.O.C. law, a gentle pressing occurs and the "free-run" juice is placed in stainless steel tanks for a brief cold maceration. Before the primary fermentation process is concluded, the wine is run into a pressurized tank where a second fermentation takes place allowing it to become a sparkling wine. Final aging occurs over 6 weeks in the bottle.
Reviews & Awards
2010 Astoria Prosecco Millesimato
94 Points, BEST of CLASS, GOLD MEDAL - Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competition 2011
2013 Astoria Prosecco Millesimato
93 points "Chairmans Trophy" Excellent, Highly Recommended - Ultimate Wine Challenge 2014
"Thick snowy cap of froth rests atop a straw yellow color. Vividly fruity, featuring tropical fruits such as pineapple, banana, guava plus a floral scent that bolsters the fruitiness. Round, supple, mouth-filling flavors of fruits are supported by the silky viscosity. Hint of spice in finish."
2011 Astoria Prosecco Millesimato
92 Points - Ultimate Wine Challenge, April 2012
Very Good, Strong Recommendation in the Sparkling World Category