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The symbol and also the name of the winery comes from a proud old oak tree of the Quercus Pubescens species, also known as Downy Oak. This tree has flourished for four centuries at the top of the hill on which the vineyard is planted. The vines flourish in the mineral-rich soil and perfect micro-climate. Viticulture is organic, and it's worth noting that a single-hill vineyard is very unusual if not unique for Prosecco.
L'Antica Quercia is in the heart of the Prosecco DOCG area close to Vittorio Veneto and Conegliano, both towns with a long history of winemaking. The vineyard is planted mainly with Prosecco (locally called glera), with a few acres in other grape varieties.
TASTING NOTES: This Prosecco has a wonderful nose of peach and spring flowers.In the taste is a hint of citrus and good minerality. Bubbles are small and even throughout!
"Bright and citrusy, this delicious wine could dispel the image of prosecco as a simple fizz." The Washington Post -Dec 7, 2012
Classification: Prosecco DOCG
Area of Production: Conegliano-Valdobbiandene
Grape Variety: 100% Glera
Soil: Medium textured, of morainic origin, rich in macro and micro elements
Average Age of Vines: 12-13 years
Trellising System: Double guyot, free spurred cordon
Spacing of Plants: 2.5m x 1.0 m ~ 1,600/acre
Production per Acre: 6.02 tons
Vinification Technique: Soft pressing, temperature controlled fermentation at 14°C for 12 days, maturation and lees stirring in stainless steel. It stays in contact with the yeasts until “second fermentation”. Metodo charmat for 45 days.
Maturation: In bottle for 30 days
Total Acidity: 5.70 g/l
Residual Sugar: 8.0g/l
Total Cases Produced: 2,500