Made with native yeast fermentation, this natural sparkling wine is like a Prosecco… but like it used to be made way back when with the ancestral style, or pet-nat as it is refermented on the lees. A light color, giving an early hint to its bright acidity, the bouquet of citrus and lemon flowers bursts forth in the glass once it opens. When tasting this natural wine, apricots and persistent bubbles create a sparkling wine that is enjoyable and wonderful for aperitivos and sipping sociably with friends.
The circle and dot logo represents both the human existence and evolution, as well as winemaker Eros Zanon’s personal view of his vineyards, a dot of small-production boutique quality in the larger circle of large-production Proseccos.
Wandering with winemaker Eros Zanon through his lush vineyards on the steep hillsides in the heart of the Valdobbiadene appellation, the natural beauty of the old vines is only matched by the passion of Eros as he quietly shares his winemaking philosophy, “Every vineyard has its own expression and characteristics. it is very important to leave each wine to express its soul.”
His natural winemaking style has been inspired by his love for the hills of Valdobbiadene and his land and vineyards. Surely, his natural methods are aided by the unique soil underneath his Glera and Boschera vines. Filled with marine fossils from an ancient glacier, for years before vines were planted, cows ranged free creating natural fertilizer still giving nutrients to the vines. As well, the vines give their own complexity, with the average vine being 50-60 years old.
In the winery, Eros only uses natural methods and native yeast fermentation for his wines, which he crafts in a pet-nat or ancestral method of sparkling wine production. He works with only white grapes, the traditional glera (the grape of prosecco sparkling wine), and the rare Boschera, of which there are only 7 hectares in the world. In fact, Eros has worked diligently to save the indigenous boschera from near extinction, now working to craft a wine that he hopes will bring the grape back to recognition. He practices only natural winemaking methods in his winery, crafting his white wines in the ancestral or pet-nat method.