This Prosecco Rosé is a beautiful peach pink, with a fine and persistent perlage. On the nose, intense fruity aromas of peach, raspberry and ripe passion fruit. On the palate, it is full-bodied with a pleasant acidity and a fresh and harmonious flavour.
The grapes are grown primarily on the hills south of Vicenza, the Colli Berici, where the hillside sites ensure lower yields and better ripeness of the grapes. The vineyards are located on a south-west facing slope at 300-400 metres above sea level. The soil here is calcareous and of volcanic origin. Vines are 10 to15 years old on average and trained using the Guyot systems. They are planted to a density of 3,500 to 4,000 vines per hectare. The hillside sites experience cooler nights, allowing the aromatic compounds of the grapes to develop.
The season began with a hot spring which led to optimal conditions for fruit set. Summer was rainy and allowed a good level of ripening for the grapes. Harvest started at the end of August. 2020 vintage reached medium-high levels in terms of quality of the grapes.
Once arrived at the winery, grapes were carefully selected, destemmed and crushed. The whole clusters were gently pressed in a pneumatic press. A short maceration took place for 24-36 hours at 8-10°C. A cool, slow and temperature controlled fermentation then followed in 100HL stainless-steel vats, where selected yeasts were added. The second fermentation took place into low-temperature pressured tanks, creating bubbles.
Ca' di Alte was created by winemaker Alberto Marchisio. Although Piemontese himself, he has been working in the Veneto for some years. He joined Cantina Colli Vicentini as director and winemaker with the 2012 vintage and has since dramatically improved the quality of the wines. The grapes are grown primarily on the hills south of Vicenza, the Colli Berici, where the hillside sites ensure lower yields and better ripeness of the grapes. With Alberto's hand in the winery, the delicate aromas of the wines have been preserved. The Palladian window on the label acknowledges the work of the great Andrea Palladio, many of whose masterpieces are now UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The 16th century architect lived in Montecchio Maggiore, home of the Colli Vicentini winery, and Vicenza most of his life.