Il Colle, Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG (Veneto, Italy) Brut NV

($20):  Established in 1978, Il Colle remains a family-run estate that produces an array of Prosecco.  This one shows the beauty of the DOCG, Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore, compared to a straight DOC Prosecco.  It has a finesse and refinement that most DOC Prosecco just don’t deliver.  Long and delicate, it finishes with a delightful hint of bitterness.  Part of its quality likely comes from their use of only their estate grapes or perhaps their use only of Glera, with no blending of other grapes.  But they also have a unique fermentation process that they claim reduces the sulfite content of the finished wine.  I have no idea what gives this wine its stature, but it’s got it.
92 Michael Apstein Mar 23, 2021