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Brancher
Extra Dry Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG
Veneto

A landscape of rare beauty, vineyards upon gentle hills which follow the entchanted territory. It is here, in the traditional Valdobbiadene DOCG Prosecco region, that Brancher wines take form. This charming territory, rich in historical attractions and striking landscapes is characterized by steep, sun-drenched slopes that make vine growers work very hard. To achieve the highest quality, Brancher is always very attentive regarding vinification techniques using the latest equipment, mainly cold temperatures, and taking advantage of pellicular contact. Moreover Brancher does not use sulphur dioxide in the first stages of production.


Owner: Ronfini family
Website: www.brancher.tv
Winemaker: Mariano Pancot
Type: Sparkling
Varietals: 100% Glera

Vineyard Location: Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG
Elevation: 150- 300 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 70% 1964, 30% more recent
Trellising: Guyot
Vines/Acre: 1150
Soil: calcareous and clay

Vinification
The first fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at the controlled temperature of 18-20 C for 6/7 days, followed by the sparkling fermentation in autoclavi. No sulphur dioxide is used in the first stages of production. The maceration technique is pellicular contact for 2/4 hours depending on the vintage. The wine is naturally filtered with the most modern cross-flow filtration technology, without the need of using chemical adjuvants.

Aging Process
The wine is bottled 2-3 months after the first fermentation and left to refine for 20-30 days in the bottle.

Tasting Notes
Color: It has an inviting straw yellow colour with greenish reflections. The perlage is fine with long lasting bubbles.
Bouquet: On the nose it is intense and flowery, revealing its freshness with citrus sensations together with more complex hints of ripe pear and banana.
Flavor: On the palate it is elegant and delicately aromatic with a good structure. A wonderful refreshing sip, perfectly balanced beetween acidity and fleshy fruity sensations.
Pairings: Ideal with appetizers, fish and white meat dishes, for any occasion.

Alcohol Content: 11%
Residual Sugar: 16.9 g/L
Serving Temperature: 8-10 C
Production: 35,000 bottles