2010 Silvano Follador "Cartizze" Prosecco Brut

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Silvano Follador's "Cartizze" is a single vineyard offering, kept bright and lean thanks to a low dosage, and it takes the place of Champagne at the table just beautifully. Creamy and crisp, seemingly disparate notes come together seamlessly on this peach-scented bubbly from Follador. A K&L staff favorite.

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Staff Image By: Mike Parres | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/5/2010 | Send Email
The Superiore di Cartizze comes from the most famous “vineyard zone” in the region, a 266-acre slope framed by the villages of San Pietro Barbozza, Saccol and Santo Stefano (from where the Folladors hail). This 2009 Cartizze is DRY; I swear smoke left my mouth after the first taste. That does not mean it is not a complex wine. I still get that granny smith apple up front and red apple and a touch of nectarine on the aftertaste. At 11.5%, this is a great wine to serve for all your holiday parties, very crowd pleasing.

Staff Image By: Jim Boyce | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/29/2010 | Send Email
This delicious Prosecco is from the small, hilly zone of Cartizze. The grapes are picked when they are a bit riper giving them a slightly sweeter taste. Definitely a crowd pleasing sparkler, this crisp, creamy, and easy drinking wine will be a hit at any occasion.

Staff Image By: Leah Greenstein | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/20/2008 | Send Email
Silvano Follador's "Cartizze" comes from some of the most expensive vineyard land in all of Italy, and with just one sniff and sip of this sparkler I understand why. Granny Smith apple and jasmine sweetness flood the bouquet, which tempers on the palate. Like peaches and cream with a dash of cinnamon in the mouth, this wine is crisp (dosed very low) but not searing. I'm stocking up on this beauty for the holidays.

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