Veneto (Italy)
Azienda Agricola Colsaliz

In the Venetian hinterland just north west of Venice, at the heart of the classic DOCG Prosecco land, in the most sought-after areas of Collalbrigo, Refrontolo and Feletto where, according to Bonifacio, local wines between the 16th and 17th century were called “precious” because of their exceptionally high quality, lies the ColSaliz wine farm. The hill’s name apparently comes from its characteristic sandy soil, called “saliz” in the local dialect, conferring special features to the area’s Glera grapes. The wine farm, owned by Antonio Faganello, is well equipped with modern facilities but relies on old traditional wine making techniques handed over from father to son since way back in 1889. Its land includes 15 hectares of vineyards in Refrontolo, with a favourable west and south-west exposure, at 200-300 m. altitude. The grapes for this Prosecco grow on rather high hills and take longer to mature, giving it a lovely aromatic character. It has well balanced acidity and a refreshing, persistent fizz.

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