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Ca di Alte Rosato Spumante

Veneto

Ca’ di Alte

Ca‘ di Alte was created by winemaker Alberto Marchisio...

Although himself a Piemontese, 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 references 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. 

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Vineyards

The vineyards are located in the hills and are north facing. The hillside sites experience cooler nights, allowing the aromatic compounds of the grapes to develop. The vines are trained using the Guyot system and the number of vines per hectare ranges from 3500 to 4000. The soil is calcareous and of volcanic origin.

Vinification

The grapes were vinified separately, with a short maceration for 24-36 hours at 8-10°C. The first fermentation occurred inside stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures, where selected yeasts were added. The wine was then blended and obtained its bubbles inside low-temperature pressure tanks.

Tasting Notes

Faded rose in colour with a shade of peach blossom and a fine, persistent perlage. The bouquet is intense, fruity and complex with floral nuances and ripe passion fruit. Well-balanced, the wine is full-bodied, with a pleasant acidity and fresh flavour.

Vintage information

Vintage NV
Grape varieties 80% Merlot
20% Grenache/Garnacha
Region Veneto
Winemaker Alberto Marchisio
Consultant Winemaker Dominique Delteil
Alcohol (ABV) 11.5%
Acidity 6g/l
Residual Sugar 16g/l
Wine pH 3.16