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Fizzy Facts: Scandolera DOCG Prosecco Superiore “Costa d’Oro”

by Lucinda Beeman - April 20, 2017

A balanced wine with floral notes from a respected, family-run winery, here’s all you need to know about the incredible bottle of Scandolera Prosecco Superiore in April’s Bubble Box!

How It’s Made

This stunning Prosecco is made of 100% Glera grapes grown on the hills between the Italian towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. With several plots of land, the winemakers at Scandolera have a whole host of different microclimates at their disposal; what this essentially means is that the entire wealth of the Prosecco region can be tasted in these grapes, which are harvested by hand in the second half of September.

Scadolera’s winemakers follow a rigorous process to produce their Prosecco, gently pressing their grapes to reveal a beautiful must, or juice, which is then carefully fermented and stored in temperature-controlled tanks. Prosecco is made using the Charmat method, which sees yeast added to these specially constructed tanks and left to sit with the wine, releasing the carbon dioxide that becomes the fabulous fizz in this wine.

The winemakers draw the perfect amount of wine from each production area to produce a fresh, balanced and delightful Prosecco.

How It Tastes

This pale yellow Prosecco glints green when held up to the light, and you’ll see a fine line of rich and persistent bubbles snaking up to the top of your glass. With Prosecco’s trademark floral notes on the nose, on the palate it’s a balanced wine with just the right amount of acidity. A refreshing wine perfect for the fresh days of early spring.

Who’s Behind It

The Bronca family, owners of Scandolero, has been working the vines surrounding the small town of Colbertaldo since 1975, first as sole traders and later as a family-owned company.

The winemakers at Scandolera see winemaking as a science perfected through the ages, and approach their production process with a rigorous scientific method. They believe that the best wines originate from the best grapes: attentively grown and rigorously selected.

These days, the farm is still run by the family. Each family member is involved directly in the growing and grape selection process, and every bottle of Scandolera Prosecco has the Bronca family’s seal of approval.

Where It’s From

This gorgeous Prosecco comes from the hills between the Italian towns of Valdobbiadene and Conegliano, an area synonymous with the world’s best Proseccos.

Protected from harsh weather by the Alps to the north and a wide plain reaching to the sea on the south, the mild climate of these rolling hills – with summer rain, southern exposure to the sun and sandstone soil –  is perfect for the cultivation of the Glera grape, the traditional Prosecco variety. The soil is composed of loam rock, a mix of sand, silt and clay.

The Bronca family’s grapes grow just outside the small town of Colbertaldo, where the variety of distinctive terroirs and sun exposure result in a harvest varied in sugar content, acidity and structure. By combining all of these wines in a single cuvée, or batch, the Bronca family winemakers are able to bottle an amazing snapshot of this special part of the world.

How to Drink It

Drink this wine cold – eight degrees Celsius is ideal. Fresh and complex, this refined Prosecco is delicious with risottos.

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