Fattori 2014 Lessini Durello Spumante Riserva 'Roncà Metodo Classico 36 Months'

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Lessini Durello is often thought of being an alternative to Prosecco, but not this one. Antonio Fattori makes this with Metodo Classico (Champagne Method) spending 36 months on its lees developing richness and complexity. The vines are grown on pure basalt soils on the Monte Calvarina in Soave's Colli Scaligeri hills. Elegant, refined with crystalline purity

The Wine Region

Veneto

Veneto

Veneto is the largest of Italy's vineyards covering a large part of NE Italy from the Alps to the north to the fertile plains of the Po River basin in the south. It is no surprise the the best vineyards are on the slopes with the industrial wine coming from the flats. This region is the home of some of the country's most famous DOCs Soave, Valpolicella and Prosecco to name a few. Soave and Valpolicella are next door neighbours and are both composed of limestone and basaltic formations. Soave is potentially one of Italy's great white wines: a regions that is exploring its zones in developing a cru system. Valpolicella is already established as one of the great sources of red wines in the north of Italy reaching its peak with the very best producers of Amarone.

Prosecco has undergone one of the biggest booms to occur anywhere in the world of wine. From humble beginnings which was essentially just two communes, Valdobbiadene and Conegliano, Prosecco has spread like wildfire across the plains and hills of NE Italy.

The Producer

Fattori

Fattori

The surname 'Fattori' suggests that the family's roots lie in working on the land, probably for a local landowner. It isn't clear when the Fattori family became landowners, but they were first documented as having wineries in the early 1900s. Antonio Fattori, the current owner and enologist's grandfather began by planting vines in the hills surrounding the village of Terrossa. Remarkably, Antonio didn't lose heart when on returning from battle in 1919 he found his vines destroyed by phylloxera.

The Fattori family has been running the winery since 1970. The present head and enologist of the winery Antonio Fattori (named so after his father and his father's father), was the first to have an opportunity to study professional winemaking. As such, he is passionate about incorporating modern winemaking techniques and state-of-the-art-technology, though without compromising his family's reputation as producers of high-quality and authentic wines.

Since taking over the winery, Antonio Fattori has preserved old vineyards, planted new ones, with a different vine for every wine at every altitude (between 150 - 450 metres msl.). He uses cement, stainless steel and oak containers for fermentation, and processes the must in non-invasive ways in order to eliminate as far as possible the need for chemicals.

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