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
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/cm2.
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
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.