Altaneve Z is pinnacle of what Prosecco wine can be, and aims to set a new standard for Prosecco Superiore DOCG.
Altaneve Z is our very limited production Prosecco that is hand-harvested on a 1,000+ year-old vineyard in Valdobbiadene, on a small plot beneath the hamlet of San Pietro di Barbozza on a small hillside named "Il Bacio." This micro-plot is so small we can only produce 1,500 bottles per year, and it is worth the toil as the terroir bestows an amazing minerality to this unique wine. We harvest this plot of old-clone, 60+ year-old vines in late September to ensure a healthy sugar content that creates the lovely floral bouquet and elegance that makes this wine so notably complex.
Our oenologist has spent over a decade perfecting this wine, employing a uniquely-extended 7-month secondary fermentation process unlike other Proseccos on the market (for most Proseccos, this process generally lasts between 10-20 days). Altaneve's extended winemaking process lends the wine the depth and complexity of a Champagne, while maintaining the signature crisp freshness of a great Prosecco. With this winemaking technique, the perlage, balance, and elegant finesse of the wine are unique and spectacular.
Altaneve Z is an extra brut, dry, sparkling wine that boasts a mere 5 g/l of residual sugar. Exceptional as an aperitivo, this unique Prosecco also pairs wonderfully with shellfish, sushi, and fruit.
All Altaneve wines are vintage allowing our customers to appreciate the nuanced differences between each year’s harvest.
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