Monthly Archives: April 2015

Prosecco Points from Parker…..

Wine AdvocateRobert Parker has recently given top scores to Italian Prosecoo producer ‘Ruggeri’ for two of their vintage Proseccos – indication that the improvement in quality Prosecco production is now gaining appreciation for the unique style and finesse they offer. Parker had this to say about Ruggeri;

“I hold the wines of Ruggeri & C. S.r.l in the highest regard. Paolo Bisol and his team run an immaculate operation that extends from the vineyard to his high tech winery. I enjoyed walking through the old vine vineyards and once spent an afternoon photographing the romantically knotted and twisted vines under Ruggeri’s care. A standout wine is the “Vecchie Viti,” made from vines that are 80 years old or more. Many reach 100 years in age. This wine is not a single vineyard expression. Instead, the oldest vines throughout the entire Valdobbiadene area are identified and harvested separately to make this wine.”

2010 Riserva Bisol“The excellent 2013 Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Giustino B. Extra Dry is dedicated to Giustino Bisol, the man who founded Ruggeri in 1950. Fruit is sourced from some of the highest altitude vineyards in the appellation and consequently shows an extra degree of crispness and bright sharpness. The aromas are clean and fragrant with white flower and sweet citrus in center stage. I have experimented [with] the aging capacity of Giustino B. and have found that the wine does remain intact for three years or more. As it ages, it gains more aromas of candied orange and butterscotch.” 92 points. Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate.

A range of Prosecco from Ruggeri is available to buy online from our wine shop by the bottle or mixed case. Visit the Ruggeri range