Nestled between the villages of Saccol, Santo Stefano and San Pietro di Barbozza in Valdobbianene County, lies 106 hectares (260 acres) of the steepest hillside Prosecco (Glera) vineyards. Over 100 different families own and manage this vineyard known as the Cartizze, and the sparkling Prosecco that is produced from these prestigious vines is commonly referred to as the Grand Cru of Prosecco. The steep grade, unique soil, and ideal exposure produce Glera grapes of exceptional quality but limited quanity; consequently, a Cartizze will typically command a price 2-3 times that of another DOCG Prosecco. Cartizze Prosecco is known for its floral nose and hints of pear, apple, and apricot in the finish. Its characteristics make it a perfect aperitif before a meal or with sweet desserts at the end of a meal.
We are very proud to be the exclusive importer and distributor of Paolo Zucchetto Cartizze in the U.S. Winemaker Carlo Zucchetto has created an exceptional cru from the 2012 fruit that was harvested on September 15, 2012, and released on February 15, 2013. It is extremely well balanced; and the finish? Well, "simply elegant." We hope you enjoy!