Arzana 2016 Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze Docg Dry
Wine: Sparkling – Year: 2016
Price (ex winery, VAT included): 15 Euro
Designation: Conegliano Valdobbiadene Docg
It is one of the most renowned and prestigious brands in the world of Prosecco. Since 1987 the historical family of Astoria winegrowers, Paolo and Giorgio Polegato’s family, has come a long way, and today it is quite difficult not to find one of their bottles in any part of the world.
We tasted Arzana, a Cartizze Prosecco that seduced us and made us discover once again this extraordinary style of wine, which, for odd reasons, has had an alternate fortune in recent years. For those who have doubts about the actual qualitative value of Cartizze and about how this bubble represents an incredible excellence in the international sparkling wine scenario, we highly recommend Arzana by Astoria.
The wine is made of Glera grapes only, harvested and selected by hand in the vineyards of the limited area of Cartizze.
Arzana is a well-done Charmat method, creating a bubble with a nose characterized by scents of acacia flowers, pear, and crispy bread. The palate is velvety and enveloping with long-lasting fruit notes in the end.
We paired it with an excellent entree of swordfish carpaccio and tuna, and the result was extraordinary.
Founded in 1987 by an old family of winemakers, Paolo and Giorgio Polegato’s Astoria prides itself on the quality of its products. Astoria products are served in the most exclusive restaurants, wineries, and bars. Astoria sells wines produced at its own “Val De Brun Estate” in Refrontolo, in the heart of the DOCG zone Conegliano Valdobbiadene. Forty acres, located in one of the most beautiful wine-growing areas in Italy, renowned for its climate, highlight the harmonious succession of hills and vineyards. The Company links its name to the product par excellence of the winemaking tradition in Veneto: the PROSECCO; this wine, the Millesimato, was awarded several prizes over the years, including the prestigious Grand Gold Medal at the International Wine Competition at Vinitaly in Verona. Prosecco Millesimato Docg and Refrontolo Passito Docg are the house jewels. Astoria is not just Prosecco though, as it also produces barrique wines such as Colli di Conegliano Docg, Crevada and Croder, relying on the competence and skills of its highly professional staff.
Via Crevada sn, 31020 Refrontolo (TV)