Adami Dei Casel Extra Dry Valdobbiadene DOCG Prosecco Superiore

Adami DEI CASEL Extra Dry Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore

Classification: Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG)

Origin of name: Dei Casel: nickname of the Adami family

Style: Sparkling

Grape varieties: Glera

Viticultural area: Hill areas in the comuni of Valdobbiadene-Vidor-Farra di Soligo
180 - 300 m.

Souls profile: Mixed soils, typical of morainic (glacial) origin of many of the area’s hills.
Clayey, often calcareous, low-nutrient and well-drained; fairly shallow, in particular at higher elevations.

Aspect: Hillsides, often steep, with vines contoured across slopes and generally facing south.
Climate Moderate temperatures with cold winters and warm, dry summers. Average rainfall: 1250 millimetres with heaviest fall in June and November, lightest in January and August. Solar radiation, April-October: 92,745 cal/cm

Training system: Double Archer, Cappuccina

Vine density: 2,500 - 3,500 per ha

Yield: Maximum 135 quintals per hectare

Harvest period: September 20 - October 10

Vinification: Light pressing with bladder presses, settling of must, fermentation at controlled temperatures (17-19°C) with cultured yeasts. Contact with fine lees in stainless steel for three months.

Second fermentation: “Metodo Italiano” in steel pressure tanks. Second fermentation temperature 15-17°C. Cold tartrate stabilisation (-4°C). Tight filtration before bottling to remove spent yeast from the sparkling wine Cycle length: Approx. 40 days.

Alcohol: 11% vol.

Sugar: 15-17 g/l

Total acidity: 6 g/l
pH: 3.20
Atmospheres: 4.80 / 5.00 bar

Appearance: Straw yellow. Creamy mousse and delicate, long-lasting bead.

Nose: Generous fruit, releasing hints of apples, peaches and tropical fruit, plus wisteria and acacia blossoms. Wonderful balance and elegance complement a pleasurably crisp spiciness.

Palate: Velvety, crisp, and fruity. Admirable fullness and length, closely mirroring the nose. A wine of great balance and elegance.

Food recommendations: An excellent aperitif for all social occasions, especially festive gatherings. Matches well with pastries and cakes (without fillings) and with canapés. A particularly good match for pandoro and panettone.

Serving temperature: Chill to 7-8° C before serving. An ice-bucket is the perfect presentation.

Serving glass: White wine glass, medium-wide. Avoid using tall, slender flutes: while they maximize enjoyment of the bead, they inhibit release of the wine’s bouquet.

Cellaring: Store away from heat and light, but not in the refrigerator.

Optimal time to enjoy: Dei Casel Extra Dry displays its truest characteristics--crisp, fresh, and fruity--if consumed in the year after vintage. However, in the following years, if cellared under proper conditions, intensity of flavours and fruitiness will lessen somewhat, but the wine-lover may be pleasantly surprised by a greater complexity on nose and palate.



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