Richard Baudains sat down with the Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene to taste a selection of wines bottled according to the latest rule changes in the appellation. The concept of single vineyard Prosecco known as ’rive’ is gradually being established as part of a campaign to highlight the viticultural heritage of these UNESCO protected hillsides and differentiate the territory’s artisan sparkling wines from the more everyday examples made in the larger Prosecco DOC. Here are his tasting notes presented without scores.
“Complex floral bouquet nose with distinctive notes of violets and tarragon. Low yields give great concentration on the palate and intense green pear and almonds in the finish. Young and capable of evolution.”