Brichet Frizzante

2018

95% Glera/5% Verdiso. Part of the Follador family's 7 hectares, Brichet (bree-KET) is a tiny (0.25-hectare) plot of old, steeply terraced vines on white, stony, limestone-y, scrappy soils that lies outside of the Valdobiaddene DOCG in the DOC of Treviso. The Folladors acquired the vines years before its first bottling in the 2008 vintage, because it took so long to convert the parcel to fully organic farming. The yield is quite low. Like the rest of the estate vines, those in Brichet are hand-harvested, with the fruit pressed gently in whole clusters. Fermentation is spontaneous and slow in the cold cellar, with indigenous yeasts only. Each Coste Piane parcel is vinified and aged on its lees in tank separately, before being blended for bottling; Brichet remains separate for the rest of the process. It is bottled with its lees from the tank and a small amount of rectified must. It ferments to full dryness and is not disgorged, hence the cloudy appearance and some sediment in the bottle. Brichet is a truly classic col fondo Prosecco, (without the DOCG due to location). 

SKU/Code: 
DB5816-18
Product Line: 
Wine
Sparkling
Sparkling White
Varietal: 
Glera
Farming Type: 
Organic