This prosecco is slightly greenish, brilliant and streaked with a persistent perlage of minute bubbles.The bouquet is fruity intense, yet elegant. Clear scents of golden apples come through a floral background. It is dry wine, fresh and lean, soft and rounded, with good length and pleasantly fruity finish.
Food Matching Note
Pleasantly fresh wine, lean and light in alcohol, that is enjoyable on its own or with oven-poached fish in olive oil, warm asparagus and prosciutto salad or Thai spices shrimp salad with Asian greens and pesto dressing.
As the Prosecco boom gathers pace in the UK, finding an authentic expression of this crowd-pleasing sparkling wine becomes all the more important – and ever more difficult. Step forward Ruggeri, established by Giustino Bisol in 1950 and now run by his son, Paolo, and grandchildren Giustino and Isabella. This winery’scollection of Proseccos – many bottled as top-quality Prosecco di Valdobbiadene DOCG – are among the finest to be found in the region. And don’t be misled: Ruggeri may only have been established in 1950 (and it moved to its current home in Valdobbiadene as recently as the early 1990s), but this is a family synonymous with the history of the region.
The place name ‘Case Bisoi’ – houses of the Bisols – is found on the area’s oldest maps, and the family has been cultivating grapes here for centuries. Through this long-standing connection with the region, the Bisols have established unrivalled relationships with more than 100 of the finest grape growers, mainly in the Valdobbiadene municipality.
There’s a particular focus on the prized districts of San Pietro di Barbozza, Santo Stefano and Saccol, but the family also sources grapes from a select band ofgrowers in the lesser-known, but highly sought-after, Cartizze enclave where Ruggeri also has its own vines.