Casa Coste Piane Prosecco NV
Loris Follador is from a long line of farmers in Valdobbiadene. For generations their wine was sold in bulk but since 1983 they have decided to bottle the production themselves. Loris follows a tradition of winemaking that was handed down to him from previous generations without adopting any of the methods and “improvements” that followed the economic boom of the 60’s, but with a certain regard for technological innovation.
Their vineyards are absurdly steep and the soil is very shallow, hitting solid limestone or sandstone rock in a few centimetres. As a result, they have only 60 years or older vines, planted in high pergola on steep hillsides. Work in the vineyards is mainly manual using natural farming techniques and without the use of chemical herbicides.
The grapes are direct pressed and left to partially ferment for approximately 15 days. The wine is then gently filtered through a paper membrane to separate the clear juice and the remaining sweet must that is then frozen. The wine is left until Spring, when the must is re-introduced and the wine is bottled, kick starting a secondary fermentation in bottle. The wine is not discorged and therefore has a cloudy hue.