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2021 Colli Trevigiani Verdiso Frizzante “Sui Lieviti Erti”

Gregoletto
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The Gregoletto family bottles this frizzante rendition of Veneto’s indigenous variety, Verdiso, with the secondary fermentation occurring in-bottle and left unfiltered. The resulting wine has lively bubbles and notes of green pear skin with a soft chalkiness. If you prefer to drink these sparkles in their cloudy state (by gently inverting the bottle with its fine sediment a few times), you’ll be met with a charming texture and aromatics reminiscent of sweet, toasted bread. Either way, it’s delightful.

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Technical Information
Wine Type: sparkling
Vintage: 2021
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Verdiso
Appellation: Colli Trevigiani Verdiso
Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Producer: Gregoletto
Winemaker: Luigi Gregoletto
Vineyard: 20 years average, 18 ha
Soil: Sandstone, marl
Farming: Traditional
Alcohol: 11.5%

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About The Region

Veneto

map of Veneto

Italy’s most prolific wine region by volume, the Veneto is the source of some of the country’s most notorious plonk: you’ll find oceans of insipid Pinot Grigo, thin Bardolino, and, of course, the ubiquitous Prosecco. And yet, the Veneto produces the highest proportion of DOC wine of any Italian region: home to prestigious appellations like Valpolicella, Amarone, and Soave, it is capable of excelling in all three colors, with equally great potential in the bubbly and dessert departments.

With almost 200,000 acres planted, the Veneto has a wealth of terroirs split between the Po Valley and the foothills of the Alps. While the rich soils of the flatlands are conducive to mechanization, high yields, and mass production of bulk wine, the areas to the north offer a fresher climate and a diversity of poor soil types, ideal for food-friendly wines that show a sense of place. Whether it’s a charming Prosecco Superiore from the Glera grape, a stony Soave or Gambellara from Garganega, or a Corvina-based red in any style, the Veneto’s indigenous grape varieties show real character when worked via traditional production methods.

Since his first visit in 1979, Kermit has regularly returned to the Veneto to enjoy its richness of fine wines and local cuisine. Our collaboration with Corte Gardoni, our longest-running Italian import, is a testament to this. The proximity of beautiful cities like Verona and Venice, with their deep culinary heritage, certainly doesn’t hurt, either.

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Old wine bottles

Let the brett nerds retire into protective bubbles, and whenever they thirst for wine it can be passed in to them through a sterile filter. Those of us on the outside can continue to enjoy complex, natural, living wines.

Inspiring Thirst, page 236

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