Costadilà Crate (3-Pack)
This mix pack includes 3 bottles total. Costadilà Moz'19 (Glera, Moscato), Costadilà 330 slm '19 (Glera), Costadilà O-X '18 (Pinot Nero & Glera)
Costadilà ("the hillside over there") was founded by Ernesto Cattel and a group of partners in 2006. Though Ernesto, undoubtedly the brainchild of the whole operation, left us in the summer of 2018, the original partners are still involved and the project continues. They have kept on Alex della Vecchia and Martina Celi: both worked with Ernesto in the vines and cellar and are continuing in his footsteps. While Ernesto's charisma and energy is irreplaceable, it brings us joy to know that his vision is still in capable hands.
As far as the wines, they are fermented with native yeasts until completely dry, then bottled with must made from passito grapes they dry themselves for secondary fermentation. No sulfur is used at any point in the vinification. Each bottling is named in accordance to the site's elevation (330=330m, etc...).
The four traditional grapes of Prosecco are grown and used to make wine: Glera, Prosecco, Bianchietta and Verdizo. The three lesser known varieties used to be widespread in the area, often blended together. But in an all too common scenario, farmers began to realize that Prosecco was more prolific and high yielding, and began tearing out their remaining vines to replant the more productive varietal.