Grape(s): Glera, Chardonnay(3%)
Localization: Treviso, Veneto, Italy
Tasting Notes: This Valdobbiadene DOCG Brut Adami elegantly expresses the balance between a dry palate and a graceful nose. Broad and generous, intense and well balanced, releasing delicate floral notes, such as wisteria and acacia blossoms, and crisp impressions of fruit, particularly of apple and pear. “Extreme” brut in style, with classic tangy acidity, very dry yet richly-flavored; always strikingly full-volumed and remarkably refreshing, with a lengthy progression in the mouth. Impressively mirrors the fragrances on the nose. Exhibits superb harmony and elegance, crowned with a notably dry finish.
Food pairing: Ideal as an aperitif, but also a wine to be enjoyed throughout a meal. Excellent with fish, shellfish, and other seafood. Goes well with any light, delicate dish and is also perfect with spaghetti cacio e pepe
The Domain: The development of viticulture in the hills of Valdobbiadene during the Renaissance also changed the appearance of the Colbertaldo area. An oak forest cut down between 1490 and 1542 was replaced by “plantings of vines and trees”, and the old name “Bosco di Gica” (“Gica Wood”) no longer seemed appropriate. The new name, “Zardin” (“Garden”), meanwhile, was perfectly suited to the charm of this rediscovered land. In a land register entry of 1717, it was changed to “Zardini” and subsequent Napoleonic and Austrian maps gave it the name of “Giardino”. The medieval intuition regarding the innate qualities of this land for wine growing was reflected in the subsequent viticultural approach. This is difficult territory, but one which is generous to those who dedicate their energies to its steep slopes. The soil is chalky, lean, and shallow, lying directly on the bedrock, which emerges in places. The vines cling to chestnut poles in south-facing parallel rows, echoing the typical uneven contours of these slopes. The incessant, painstaking care needed to farm here confirms the “cru” status of this vineyard.