Refrontolo is in the heart of the finest Prosecco country, where some of the steepest hills in Italy create the most flavorful Glera grapes. The grapes love it here high above sea level, where they benefit from warm days, cool nights, and better drainage. These wondrous Glera grapes are meticulously hand-harvested, assuring only the finest grapes are used.
Production zone: Refrontolo, Treviso
Altitude: 655 - 820 ft. above sea level
Alcohol level: 11.5% vol.
Serving temperature: 46 - 50 °F
Recommended glass: Medium-sized, tulip-shaped, narrowing towards the rim
Type of soil: Morainic in origin, clay with strata of crumbly puddingstone conglomerate
Training systems: Sylvoz - Cappuccina
Plant density: 1,415 - 1,620 plants per acre
Harvest period: Second week of September
Aging potential: 2-3 years
A green-flecked star-bright straw yellow ushers in fragrances of peach and acacia blossom mingling with Rennet apples and pear-like white-fleshed fruits. Invigorating freshness and a vibrant, caressing mouthfeel are framed by persistent streams of tiny bubbles that prolong and expand the rich array of sensory perceptions on the palate.
An excellent aperitif, the ideal partner for elaborate starters, and an outstanding accompaniment for crustaceans or top-quality fish.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Santa Margherita wines began in 1935 on abandoned land in the countryside of the Northern Italian region of Veneto. Today, the varietals are still richly steeped in tradition and are celebrated for their regional character.