Owned and run by Giancarlo Moretti Polegato and his family, the Villa Sandi estate lies in the heart of the 1068 hectares of the Cartizze area, between the hamlets of Santo Stefano and San Pietro di Barbozza, in the municipality of Valdobbiadene. A sparkling jewel protected by the hills of the Marca Trevigiana, Villa Sandi is a Palladian style masterpiece dating back to 1622, and it is also the main office of the company. The Villa rises from a fertile countryside in which fields and farms, nowadays as well as in the past, pay homage to the local history. The diverse soils of this area of Italy enable Villa Sandi to produce a wonderful array of Proseccos and high quality still red and white wines.
The nose is brimming with strawberry, cream, and cranberry and leads to a refreshing palate laden with subtle raspberry hints. It's dry on the finish and wonderfully light.
Perfectly matched with butternut squash ravioli with brown butter sage.
Villa Sandi pride themselves on gorwing some of the best Glera grapes used for Prosecco - they are picked by a combination of machine and hand depending on the vineyard, and the grapes taken to their state of the art winery where the grapes are pressed, and the juice transferred into tanks for the first fermentation in steel temperature controlled conditions. The first ferment produces a naturally fruity yet crisp light wine, which is then transferred under pressure into a second tank where the wine is inocculated with yeast and sugar to start a secondary alcoholic fermentation - after which the now sparkling yet cloudy wine is transferred under pressure into a third tank for filtering and clarification, before transfer to another holding area ready for batch bottling. This is the unique 'Charmat,' or Tank method - where the wine is transferred through a series of stages, each designed to produce a top quality sparkling wine. The rose colour is brought about by the addition of a very small amount of red Pinot Noir wine added post ferment.