Villa Marcello Prosecco is the latest project of Giovanni Mazzei, who launches his first vintage Prosecco from his mother’s (Alessandra Marcello) family estate in the Veneto. The estate covers 57 hectares in the commune of Treviso, of which 26.5 are planted under vine. The principal grape variety used for the production of Prosecco, Glera, accounts for the majority of the plantings, with some Pinot Bianco vines also grown.
The vineyards are situated at 25 metres above sea level where the soil is silty clay for structured, yet elegant wines. The vines, planted in 2010, are carefully selected clones planted at a density of up to 5,000 vines per hectare. As with the other Mazzei estates, Villa Marcello is managed with minimal intervention and the utmost environmental responsibility.
Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 14° C. The juice then spends a minimum of four months ageing on its lees in stainless steel tanks. A secondary fermentation then takes place in large,closed, pressurised tanks over 60 days using selected yeasts (Charmat method).
Bright straw yellow in colour. Vibrant aromas of apple with floral notes of wisteria and acacia blossom which follow on to the palate. This Prosecco is dry and refreshing with good complexity and a rounded mouthfeel from the extended lees contact.
The ideal aperitif or great served with cold meats, light starters and salads.
Treviso DOC, Veneto
15% Pinot Bianco