Produttore / Producer: Two women in the northern-most reaches of the Conegliano and Valdobiaddene hills with the Dolomites in their backyard are on a mission to make pure, elegant, natural, mineral Prosecco. Cinzia and Pier Francesca are full-on passion, working full-time in the vineyard and in the cantina (less romantic nowadays, but vital in sparkling wines).
Vigna / Vineyard: In the northern part of the Conegliano and Valdobbiadine zone, near Vittorio Veneto. Soils are of glacial moraine origin: chalky, rocky, lean, and full of minerals. Sustainable leaning to organic farming, with trees and other vegetation among the vineyard plots. No herbicides or pesticides in the vineyard, and all weeding is done by hand.
Alice Prosecco Brut ‘A Fondo’
Vigna / Vineyard
Nome / Name: Via Chiesa in Carpesica.
Ettari / Hectares: 1.2 hectares.
Quota / Altitude: 200 m / 655 ft.
Suoli / Type of soils: Of glacial moraine origin: chalky, rocky, lean, and rich in minerals.
Esposizione / Exposure: South-East.
Vitigni / Varieties: 100% Glera (the variety formerly known as Prosecco).
Età delle viti / Vine age: 20 years old.
Densità / Planting Density: 4000 vines/hectare.
Allevamento / Trellis system: Sylvoz
Data di vendemmia / Harvest date: Second half of September.
Metodo di vendemmia / Harvest technique: Hand harvested.
Metodo agricolo / Agricultural technique: Lotta integrata (sustainable, but here it really means something, including a green, mostly solar-powered winery).
Resa / Yield: 70 hectoliters / hectare.
Cantina / Cellar
Zolfo / Sulphur: 2 mg/l free.
Gradazione alcolica / Alcoholic %: 11%.
Residual sugar: 0 g/l.
Total acidity: 6 g/l.
Tappo e bottiglia / Closure and bottle: Natural cork (sparkling), 750 ml custom Alice bottle.