MILLESIMATO PROSECCO DOC BRUT

Villa Marcello

APPELLATION

Treviso DOC

GRAPE VARIETIES

85% Glera, 15% Pinot Bianco

WINEMAKERS

Maurizio Polo

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol
11.0%

2017

89POINTS

JamesSuckling.com
NOVEMBER 2018
BACKGROUND

Villa Marcello was built in the 17th century in Fontanelle, within Prosecco DOC Treviso. Used as a former hunting mansion, the estate was given new life when the land was converted to vineyards by the Contessa Elisabetta Galvani Onigo. Today the estate is run by her descendants: Alessandra Marcello and her son, Giovanni Mazzei, who launched the first vintage of this Prosecco in 2014.

The name Marcello derives from the words mare (meaning sea) and cielo (meaning sky). When put together, Mare-Cielo becomes Marcello. These elements are incorporated in the family’s noble coat of arms, which consists of a gold wave, representing the sea, over a blue background representing the sky.

WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES

Villa Marcello Prosecco DOC hails from the province of Treviso, one of the finest growing regions of Prosecco. The estate covers 57 hectares, of which 26.5 are planted under vine. The vineyards are situated at 25 meters above sea level where the soil is silty clay for structured, yet elegant wines. As with the other Mazzei estates, Villa Marcello is managed with minimal intervention and with the utmost environmental care. As a Millesimato, the Villa Marcello Prosecco uses grapes from a single vintage only.

Fourteen days of primary fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 57ºF with specially selected yeast.

The wine undergoes four months of lees aging. Second fermentation occurs over approximately 60 days in autoclave at a controlled temperature.

TASTING NOTES

Bright, straw yellow in color. On the nose, complex with fruity notes of pears and apple, with a dominant floral note of wisteria and acacia blossom. Elegant, intense, and full-bodied on the palate with a long lasting finish. Excellent as an aperitif or with light salads and grilled vegetables.

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