Cartizze is the name that identifies an area of 106 hectares in the municipality of Valdobbiadene. The most common theory regarding the origin of the name is that it derives from “gardizze”, a local term for the racks used to dry grapes. Grown in the area around the villages of Saccol, San Pietro di Barbozza and Santo Stefano, Cartizze displays a youthful, fruity nose and delicate taste. Excellent as an aperitif, it also pairs well with light desserts.
Grape varieties: Glera 100%
Viticultural area: The hills of Cartizze, in the comune of Valdobbiadene
Altitude: 200 - 300 mt.
Soils profile: Mixed soils, mostly glacial moraine, sandstone and clays; low-nutrient and well-drained; fairly shallow, in particular at higher elevations.
Aspect: Hillsides, often steep, with vines contoured across slopes and generally facing south.
Climate: Moderate temperatures with cold winters and warm dry summers. Average rainfall: 1250 millimetres with heaviest fall in June and November; lightest in January and August. Solar radiation, April-October: 92,745 cal/cm2 .
- Alcohol 11% vol.
- Sugar 24/26 g/l
- Total acidity 6 g/l pH 3.20
- Atmospheres: 4.80 -5.00 bar
Presentation: Straw yellow. Creamy mousse and delicate, long-lasting bead.
Nose: Full, rich, with hints of apple, apricot, and pear, as well as rose petals. Harmony and elegance with a lovely fresh finish. Palate: Harmonious and elegant, admirably supple and crisp. Rich fruit, closely mirroring the nose.
Food recommendation: Excellent complement to fruit pies, and all delicate pastries. The perfect wine at the conclusion of festive meals.
Serving temperature: Chill to 7-8° C before serving. An ice bucket is the perfect presentation
Serving glass: White wine glass, medium-wide. Avoid using tall, slender flutes: while they maximize enjoyment of the bead, they inhibit release of the wine’s bouquet.
For over 90 years Adami has produced only Prosecco Valdobbiadene DOCG and Prosecco DOC Treviso in its various types and expressions, both traditional and more modern, linked to the diversity of each single hill.