Cameron Douglas, The Shout, 2017
JK.14 Piave Malanotte 2011 Treviso, Italy – From the Raboso grape this wine presents an intriguing bouquet of red fruits – from blackberry to keri-berry, dark plum and black currant; other aromas include wood spice, toast, tar, brown sugar and smoke. On the palate – dry, firm, plenty of tannins engage and challenge the senses and in typical Italian fashion dominate and demand food; plenty of acidity then fruit flavours that match the nose. Weighty and quite meaty, with a lengthy and fairly concentrated finish. Decant for service please – drinking best from now and through 2030.
“Legend has it that each morning in Old Venice, a wine vendor would set up his cart at the foot of the famous Campanile in Piazza San Marco... the bell tower in St Mark’s square. Through the day, as the sun beat its way across the piazza cobblestones, he would move to stay in the bell tower’s shadow – ombra, in Italian – making sure his wine kept cool and fresh. To this day, ask any Venetian tavern-keeper for “two shadows” – “Dame do ombre!” – and he’ll know exactly what you mean...two small chalice-glasses of fine Prosecco (you’ll never ask for just one ombra, because it is always to be shared with a friend). Fresh, crisp and dry, this authentic Prosecco from the Province of Treviso is as rewarding as that welcoming patch of breezy shade on a sweltering summer’s day...”
PROSECCO DOC TREVISO Brut
Town of production: San Polo di Piave
Training system: Sylvoz
Harvest period: Mid September
Yield per hectare: 15000 Kgq
Sparkling winemaking method: Metodo Martinotti Charmat
Sugar residue: 8 g/l
Alcohol content: 11.5% Vol.
Total acidity: 5,5 g/l
Colore: Pale straw yellow
Bouquet: Recalls yellow apple, pineapple, acacia flower, wisteria and hay
Flavour: Fresh, harmonious and dry with a delicate perlage
Serving temperature: 6°-8°C