My love for Prosecco is well described on this blog. Moreover, getting to know different producers, understanding the classifications, and experimenting with pairings have been one of my guilty pleasures for the longest. Hence, exploring the diverse range of Prosecco and getting to know other producers is blissful. This time was no exception as I was invited to welcome NUMERO 10 VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO SUPERIORE DOCG to the US Market.
In the last week of September 2022, I had the pleasure of joining Matteo Bolla – US Brand Ambassador of Valdo, Italian Prosecco Producer, and Family Owned Winery. – for a tasting of 4 representative vintages of Valdo Numero 10 Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG matched with authentic culinary delights at Corkbuzz Wine in New York City.
Matteo is also a 5th generation of the Bolla family. The Bolla familia has led Valdo since 1938. They embrace an innovative spirit producing a wide range of Prosecco, the Italian Sparkling Wine made mainly of Glera grape. Not all Prosecco tastes the same. Only Valdo has 26 styles of Prosecco, some of them under the DOC and another selection under the DOCG category.
The first time I met Matteo was last year during a Masterclass on Valdo’s portfolio. I learned they were doing great Organic Prosecco and focusing on Organic Practices all over the vineyard to the bottle. Moreover, I had the opportunity to taste 1926, the DOCG Prosecco Non-Vintage, and their newest innovation, the Valdo Numero 10 Prosecco Superiore DOCG, one of the only Classic Method Prosecco wines made!
Back then, it was amazing to appreciate how his family has made their mission to demonstrate that the Glera grape can age and produce a wide range of Prosecco. Fruity yet refreshing aromas and flavors still characterize the tasting notes but with much more body and mature flavors on the palate. But yesterday, we only focused on different vintages and pairings of Valdo NUMERO 10 VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO SUPERIORE DOCG.
NUMERO 10 VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO SUPERIORE DOCG One of the only Classic Method Prosecco wines made!
NUMERO 10 VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO SUPERIORE DOCG is crafted via Metodo Champenoise. Therefore undergoes a second fermentation in the bottle for at least 10 months.
During the vertical tasting, we also celebrated that Numero 10 Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG has officially arrived in the US market. They only produce 10 k cases, so even though is a limited amount of wine available, I recommend you to be on the look for it. You will understand why I’m so deeply in love with a Método Champenoise-made Prosecco.
The unique opportunity to taste Valdo NUMERO 10 VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO SUPERIORE DOCG older vintages, such as 2014 and 2011, was a wine experience for the books. The only vintage available in the USA will be the 2019 and so forth through Taub Family Selections.
Next: an authentic Valdo Hospitality Experience
At their Winery and Estate in Conegliano Valdobbiadene, in Veneto, Italy, they are working on a hospitality project that will be open to the public next year. This resort will feature views of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene hills. I can’t wait to visit because my dream and love affair with the hills of the Valdobbiadene area is not over here.
My love for Prosecco only gets more mature and better with time, just like Valdo Numero 10 DOCG can age, be mature, and amaze you with boasting notes of ripe pears and peaches intertwined with hints of honey and bread crust.