Brichet Frizzante

2020
Italy
Veneto

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, hence the IGT Colli Trevigiani classification. The Folladors acquired the vines years before its first bottling in the 2008 vintage, waiting so long because of the years it took to fully convert this long-conventionally farmed vineyard to organics. The yield is extremely low. 

Like the rest of their estate vines, Brichet is hand-harvested. The fruit is kept in whole clusters and pressed extremely gently; fermentation is spontaneous and slow in the cold cellar, with indigenous yeasts only. After around two weeks, the partially fermented juice is separate with a paper filter into wine and sweet must. The wine, sitll in separate parcels, goes into to tank with its lees for the winter, while the must is frozen; in the spring, the wine is bottled with some of its must, re-starting fermentation which goes to complete dryness. The bottles are not disgorged, so the wine has a cloudy appearance and some sediment in the bottle, like a true, old-fashioned col fondo Prosecco.The fruit is kept in whole clusters and pressed extremely gently; fermentation is spontaneous and slow in the cold cellar, with indigenous yeasts only. After around two weeks, the partially fermented juice is separate with a paper filter into wine and sweet must. The wine, sitll in separate parcels, goes into to tank with its lees for the winter, while the must is frozen; in the spring, the parcels are blended and the wine is bottled with some of its must, re-starting fermentation which goes to complete dryness. The bottles are not disgorged, so the wine has a cloudy appearance and some sediment in the bottle, like a true, old-fashioned col fondo Prosecco.

SKU/Code: 
DB5816-20
Product Line: 
Wine
Sparkling
Sparkling White
Varietal: 
Glera
Farming Type: 
Organic