One can never have enough good bubbles. This is beautiful, precise Prosecco comes from Enoteca Bisson, begun in 1978 by Pierluigi Lugano and dedicated to the wines of the Ligurian coast using indigenous grape varieties. Lugano's Prosecco is the result of his collaboration with a colleague with vineyards situated in the hills of Treviso north of Venice. This lightly sparkling wine is particularly distinctive as Lugano brings his Ligurian white wine sensibility to producing this prosecco in a dry style with a fine, delicate mousse. Vintage dated unlike most Proseccos, this is bottled early to maintain its freshness and is released in early March of the year following the harvest. Pairing: Brunch or just whenever.
HISTORY OF DOMAINE Enoteca Bisson was born in 1978 when Pierluigi Lugano fell in love with the wines of the Ligurian coastline. He began as a trader in small lots of bulk wine, later became a wine merchant and finally a winemaker in his own right. He now splits his time between his busy wine shop and wine cellar. He works hand in hand with local growers from pruning to harvest then carefully vinifies the different lots of grapes. Pierluigi is a serious student of oenology and is an expert on the local grape varieties. His passion extends to the preservation of local traditions and this is reflected in the distinctive character and personality of his large range of wines from the Cinque Terre region.
COMPSITION OF DOMAINE It takes a heroic effort to cultivate vines on the steep slopes of the Ligurian coastline high above the Mediterranean Sea. Mechanization of vineyard tasks is out of the question, everything must be done by hand. Only truly passionate winegrowers are willing to carry on the traditions that have come down through the generations since the ancient Greeks first planted vines on the steep, stony slopes here. Lugano works closely with several small, local growers. He believes, as we do, that wine is made in the vineyards and he closely controls the work done in the field. Further, he has embarked on an ambitious program to purchase his own parcels in prime zones throughout the Cinque Terre and surrounding areas. He staunchly defends indigenous, and increasingly rare, grape varieties and works tirelessly to ensure that they do not disappear for future generations of wine lovers.