Rebuli Bastia, Prosecco from the Cartizze Hills
9th May 2016
Rebuli Bastia winery was born in Saccol, in the heart of Valdobbiadene DOCG at the feet of the Bastìa hill, the beginning of the narrow but famous zone called Cartizze.
Of small dimensions, but of great prestige, the company Azienda Agricola Rebuli Michele is the fruit of 5 generations lived among these wonderful as hard hillside vineyards very steep and rugged, placed at the highest about 300 mt above sea-level.
The producer’s vineyards are all in the top-quality Valdobbiadene district, suitable for the Prosecco Superiore DOCG appellation.
Moreover, Rebuli Bastia owns a hillside vineyard in the Cartizze area with optimal exposure at the sun, steady ventilation and sandy soil. All these elements combined together give the very best expression of the variety Glera (originally called Prosecco).
The hill of Cartizze is a 1,000-foot-high vineyard of 107 hectares (260 acres) of vines, owned only by 140 growers. The Prosecco from its grapes, of which comparatively little is produced, is widely considered to be of the highest quality or even the ‘Grand Cru’ of Prosecco.
According to a local legend, Cartizze grapes traditionally were harvested last, as the vines were situated on steep slopes and hard to reach, which made vintners discover that this extended ripening period improved the flavour.
Rebuli Bastia takes direct care of the entire production process, from the vineyard to the cellar. Everything here is done with passion, love… and rigorously by hand!
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