Col de Salici Prosecco Superiore 2018
Today there are four brands that belong to the group, all coming from wine areas of high interest: “Col de Salici” producing prosecco in Conegliano Valdobbiadene (Veneto Region) “ Grillesino” producing Morellino di Sacnsano in Maremma (Tuscany), “La Diacceta” producing Vernaccia from San Gimignano area (Tuscany) and “Chapelle de la Croix” producing Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat in France.
Col de’ Salici is the first brand of the Company, created in 1997; Prosecco was not so popular at that time but Giancarlo Notari was able to see in it the modern, informal, light-hearted Italian drinking style that everyone loves and enjoys today. The grapes selected for the production of our proseccos all come from wines cultivated in the DOC and the DOCG area in Conegliano Valdobbiadene where the highest quality of Prosecco (the “Superiore”) is produced. This, together with the use of the most modern techniques in the cellar and an elegant packaging, place Col de Salici among the truly great producer for this amazing sparkling from northern Italy.
The steepest hills with the best soils and exposition, Valdobbiadene (also called Conegliano Valdobbiadene) is the historic area covering 15 municipalities between the two villages of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. Collectively it is recognized as the Prosecco Superiore DOCG. This very small area—only 7,000 hectares—of extreme terrain is in the heart of the larger Prosecco zone.
Representing the topmost expression of a Champagne house, a vintage Champagne is one made from the produce of a single, superior harvest year. Vintage Champagnes account for a mere 5% of total Champagne production and are produced about three times in a decade. Champagne is typically made as a blend of multiple years in order to preserve the house style; these will have non-vintage, or simply, NV on the label. The term, "vintage," as it applies to all wine, simply means a single harvest year.