Bortolomiol Prior Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut 2021
Iconic Brut Prosecco from pioneer Bortolomiol, an aromatic expression full of clarity and finesse
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Founded in 1760, the winery rose to prominence under the leadership of Giuliano Bortolomiol in 1949. Since then, their Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG has grown in stature and prominence and today is considered one of the world’s finest Proseccos, a true pioneer to the Brut style since 1960.
Now in the capable hands of his daughters, the female-run winery continues to produce high quality Prosecco from some of the best vineyards in Valdobbiadene, Italy. The region itself renowned for its exceptional quality and iconic style of Prosecco.
A female attitude to the environment, to sustainability, regard for the territory, with the focus on energy saving, reducing waste and rationalizing the use of water. A proud but also constructive way of saying the world of wine is changing and this revolution is pink. Creativity, regeneration and environmental and social rehabilitation are the choices that the winery makes and pursues today because the land is our most valuable asset. We owe it tender loving care, respect and conservation, preserving it for the future for the benefit of generations to come.
Bortolomiol produces a quintessential Prosecco – light, sparkling and a must-have for all occasions. The range is recognised as being incredibly representative of the appellation with numerous styles produced according to varying degrees of dosage.
PRIOR is the number one sparkling wine from the Bortolomiol traditional line. The Roman numeral on the bottle and the name Prior bear testament to the fact that Giuliano Bortolomiol had the intuition to create a brut Prosecco at a time when it was only ever an extra dry. Prior symbolises Giuliano’s pioneering spirit and his belief in Prosecco di Valdobbiadene (now Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Docg) and in the Martinotti Charmat sparkling wine-making method with fermentation in an autoclave, also known as the Italian Method.
AREA OF ORIGIN – The Valdobbiadene hills, DOCG
TRAINING SYSTEM – Autochthonous called “capuccina modificata”
HARVEST PERIOD – From 15 september to 30 september
PRIMARY FERMENTATION – Controlled temperature with selected yeasts
The highlights of the aromatic spectrum here are cleanliness and fineness. The fruity hints are very strong, with sharp green apple and citrus standing out and complemented by fresh floral hints. The agile flavour developing on the palette is felt at once, vital and dry. The freshness of this wine makes it ideal as an aperitif with sea food and with dishes dressed with extra virgin olive oil, such as fish salad. It also goes very well with lard crostini.
6 – 8 °C
Velvety, fruity and aromatic
Delicate, fruity and aromatic
Wine Advocate – 88 points
The Bortolomiol 2021 Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Millesimato Prior Brut is foamy and fresh when poured from its chilled bottle. The bouquet is light and delicate with white rose, citrus and pear. This sparkler delivers a linear, steely quality that is in line with the Brut philosophy. Exactly 8,136 bottles were made.
Wine Enthusiast – 88 points
Green apple, spring flower and a whiff of thyme form the nose. The racy palate reflects the nose, offering ripe nectarine, orange zest and a hint of sage alongside crisp acidity.