The Delight of Valdo Time!
Who doesn't like bubbles in their wine? There are many styles of sparkling wine made around the world. Myself, I like them all, but there are wines with bubbles which deliver more than casual amusement and refreshment. This pretty Rose' from Valdo surprised me with its depth of character and delivered satisfaction. It is deserving of a Wine of the Week.
Prosecco is an Italian sparkling dry wine made primarily from Glera grapes. Principally grown in the Prosecco region of Italy, which includes Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, north of Venice in the Vento region. Under European law, only sparkling wines made with grapes grown in this region can have the name Prosecco.
This bottle is labeled "Vino Spumante." Spumante is typically a sweet bubbly wine, this is not that wine.
The Scuola Spumanti Valdo (Valdo School of Sparkling Wines) is a result of Valdo’s knowledge of the territory and ongoing oenological and technological research. In this case, "Vino Spumante" referrers to "Sparkling Wine." This style of wine is characterized by a refined perlage (bubbles) that enhances the bouquet and its delicate fragrance.
Tasting Notes Valdo Rose' Brut Vino Spumante Marca Oro
Color: Dramatic, pale strawberry sunset. Plentiful bubbles in the glass.
Nose: Strawberry crème, delicate yeast, biscotti.
Palate: Dry strawberry, pomegranate, vanilla crème, citrus spritz. Mouth filling, tiny, foamy bubbles. Medium dry, fruity, slate on the finish. Big like. Impressed.
Thoughts: Came on Pretty and tasty, showy with a memorable serious finish. The way I like it. Searched online and found prices for this wine between $10 and $15. A true bargain in my opinion. As pretty as this wine looks, it is also one of the more serious affordable sparklers. Buy it when you see it. Pair with just about anything. Strongly Recommended.
Grape Varieties: Nerello Mascalese, Glera
Price: $10 - $15
Imported by Pasternak Wine Imports
Sample provided by Pasternak Wine Imports
VALDO Spumanti Srl
via Foro Boario 20
31049 Valdobbiadene (TV)
Valdo’s Philosophy: “Prosecco” is the distinguishing factor on the regional level- refined aromas, balance and overall quality are the key features Valdo focuses on.
Valdo was started in 1926 by the Societa Anonima Vini Superiori & purchased by The Bolla Family in the 1940’s. Over 80 years of continuous innovation with an ongoing quest for quality and devotion to respecting the vineyards & wine-making traditions of the region.
This Rosé is created from the blend of two typical Italian vines, the Sicilian black berry Nerello Mascalese, from Sambuca Sicily in the province of Argiento which is 984 feet above sea level, and Glera, the fruity grapes from the Veneto region in the province of Treviso at 262 feet above sea level. The vineyard that grows the Nerello Mascalese has clay and limestone soil and the Glera vineyard is alluvial clay.
HARVEST & AGEING
Harvest takes place during the end of August and the first half of September. After the grapes are selected there is a soft pressing of red grapes which are not left in contact with the skins for maceration. The wine goes through the Charmat method for 3 months in steel tanks.
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Enjoy your bubbles!