03 Mar Please The Palate Wine of the Week: Bortolomiol Ius Naturae 2018 Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG
To celebrate my parents getting their second vaccine shots, I opened the Bortolomiol Ius Naturae 2018 Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG to toast with them. As I enjoyed the wine, I realized that it was also the start of a new month, March. And March is Women’s History Month, commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. And, on March 8th, we will celebrate International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. A women run family company, the Bortolomiol Ius Naturae 2018 Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG is the Please The Palate wine of the week.
Bortolomiol was founded in 1949 by Giulano Bortolomiol who is one of the father figures of Prosecco Superiore. A pioneer, Giulano, was sourcing from the hills of Conegliano Valdobbiadene and was the first to experiment with making a Brut style Prosecco. A family winery, Giulano Bortolomiol passed down the management of Bortolomiol to the next generation, his four daughters, Elvira, Maria Elena, Giuliana, and Luisa who have continued to be pioneers in the region.
The sisters have taken a sustainable approach to the winery. In 2012, they converted two hectares of the family vineyards inside the Parco della Filandetta in the heart of Valdobbiadene to organic wine-growing practices. As a result, they recently released the new organic Bortolomiol Ius Naturae Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG.
The grapes are all picked by hand. The wine undergoes the Charmat Method for two months and then remains in bottle for two more months. It is a Brut wine and there are 10g/l of sugar. Also unique is that the wine is a vintage wine, showcasing the uniqueness of each harvest.
The Bortolomiol Ius Naturae Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG is a pale yellow color with a persistent mousse. The wine has aromas of apple, pear, and citrus, as well as mineral and floral notes. On the palate, the wine is vibrant and clean. It is very focused on the palate with a fresh minerality on the finish.
A newly released wine, it is not available in the United States yet but keep your eyes out for it! But let’s raise a glass to all the women in the wine world!