Conegliano Valdobbiadene Sui Lieviti wines are always 100 percent Glera, hand-harvested. The wines earn their sparkle in the bottle (versus autoclave tank, where most prosecco is made) and go fully dry. The are un-disgorged so they retain their yeast sediments. Drusian makes 3,000 bottles of this wine.
Its foamy pour takes some time to subside into a persistent bead. The body is faintly cloudy, as expected, but more golden than some of its type. The fragrance suggests pear, both fresh and baked, fresh bread and its crust, and something floral, like daylily. The palate is prickly and active, with flavors that pick up the song of the aromatics. The texture is expansive, the mousse carrying notes of baked and dried fruits, fresh pome and stone fruit, and a hint of reduction (in a nice way). The lees add substance and style to the fruit and autolytics.
It’s a savory wine that is versatile on the table.
2021 Drusian Prosecco Brut Nature Sui Lieviti Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG
11.5% ABV | About $16 (sample; unclear if there is U.S. availability)