The Prosecco Superiore zone sits tucked in an amphitheater like valley between the towns of Valdobbiadene and Congeliano. Little more than a hours drive north from Venice the picturesque rolling country side forms the foothills of the imposing Dolomite mountain range which are just in view on the horizon. The moderate continental climate provides ideal climate allowing the grapes to ripen slowly, while retaining acidity, over the summer until a relatively late harvest in October or even early November.
The 260 acre hillside vineyard called Cartizze is referred to as the Grand Cru of the region offering some of the regions richest examples. While serving as a fine aperitif, their medium sweet level of sweetness and pronounced nose of ripe peaches and nectarines make them a great accompaniment to desserts and sweet pastries, as well as mildly spiced savoury dishes.