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Anna Spinato Verduzzo Spumante Exclusive Edition – 70° Anniversarytext

Anna Spinato Verduzzo Spumante Exclusive Edition – 70° Anniversary NV

Veneto, ItalyThe special anniversary release celebrates the verduzzo grape and the long history of the Spinato winery in Treviso. The site is an old floodplain of the Piave river made of limestone rocks. The vines are trained high in the air using the ancient Piave system known as Bellussera to leave the ground for grazing poultry and other crops while keeping the fruit away from the ground humidity to prevent any diseases. The fruit is hand harvested, fermented, and aged on lees in cement tanks, with 50 percent undergoing malolactic fermentation. The secondary fermentation to become sparkling wine takes place in a stainless steel tank over five months. The result is a straw yellow colour, awash in minerals with yellow apple streaks, and floral tropical notes. The flavours mix with citrus, grapefruit, and mango with an almond, forest floor undercurrent. A sparkling wine with substance and ancient style. Drink now. The match is the sweet meat of west coast spot prawns. A unique wine well worth the search.Tasted: 12 February 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$44.95750mlselect private retailers
Producer: Anna SpinatoDistributors: Stile Brands
Grape: Verduzzo