Colour: very pale straw yellow and fine, persistentperlage.
Bouquet: the aroma is fruity and flowery with hints of ripe golden apple and small mountain flowers.
Flavour: The dry, fresh and flavoursome sensation on the palate is followed by a fruity and harmonious aftertaste.
An exquisite Palladian style villa dating back to 1622 rises up at the foot of the Valdobbiadene Hills just northwest of Treviso, Italy. Surrounded by manicured gardens and ornate statues by Venetian sculptor Orazio Marinali, it is the home of the Moretti Polegato family and Villa Sandi wines, acclaimed as Italy’s leading Prosecco estate. Although justly famous for, among other things, their Cartizze DOCG special cru (at champagne-like prices), their “Il Fresco” DOC Brut is also a stunner (available here at a remarkably everyday price). A very pale straw color with lovely aromas of delicate flowers and ripe apples, this fruit-driven, gentle sparkler has a remarkable freshness (hence the name!). The secret is a unique “on-demand” production technique that holds the must at just above freezing, then ferments and bottles the wine only when needed, ensuring a fresh, floral, and fruity style. Its low alcohol, delicate acids, persistent effervescence and soft dry finish make it an enticing aperitif that calls for more than one glass. And, if the meal that follows is at all spicy, you may find that you need more than one bottle!