Ca’ dei Zago’s vintage Prosecco is a col fondo, the ancient method that gives the wine its glitter from a second fermentation in bottle. Farming is biodynamic, and the winery uses no fining or filtration; their prosecco is not disgorged. Its yeast lees cast a sediment and give the robe a cloudy gold color. Its aromas are faintly reductive at first, but with a swirl or two it starts to yield notes of almond, green olive, quince, pear, and, later, baked russet apple. The palate is clean and reedy, with a lightly sparkling texture that quickly subsides. Gently swirl the bottle, too, to capture its leesy-savory notes in your glass. Serve it with green olives, young cheeses, and bread.
2018 Ca’ dei Zago Prosecco Valdobbiadene DOCG
11% ABV | $26; imported by Jenny & François Selections