Controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin
- Area of origin of grapes
Cartizze hills – Municipality of Valdobbiadene
- Average altitude of vineyards
200 – 300 metres sl.
- Type of terrain
Varied soil with morainic, sandstone and clay elements, limy, low-nutrient, welldrained
- Harvest period
20 September – 10 October
Exclusively manual harvest
Soft pressing of grapes, static decanting of must, fermentation at controlled temperature (15-18°C). Fining and rest in contact with the feccia nobile (characteristic fine sediment) for 3 months.
- Second fermentation
Charmat method in pressure tanks
- Re-fermentation temperature
15 – 17°C
- Duration of cycle
Approximately 50 days
11,5% by vol.
- Sugar content
"Cartizze" wine, a true pearl of Italian wine-making, originates from a small "cru" called - like the wine itself - "Cartizze", situated in the heart of DOCG wine producing area of the municipality of Valdobbiadene, which thanks to its excellent geoclimatic combination produces excellent grapes for a sparkling wine of renowned quality. Characterised by a semi-sweet flavour and dense even in colour, one may appreciate its intensity, its tempting, broad aromas, and its well-rounded flavour.