The OLD BRIDGE
The OLD BRIDGE Wine Shop
At every price level, an outstanding selection of wines chosen by John Hoskins MW
2018 LESSINI DURELLO, Spumante, Cantina di Gambellara. Veneto, Italy
Alcohol Percentage: 12%
Area: The Cantina di Gambellara are in between the Vicenza and Verona in north east Italy. This are of gently rolling hills is called Lessinia; it's not far from the Soave region, and west of the main Prosecco zone.
Grape Variety: 100% Durella grapes, made in the 'tank method' (like Prosecco) where two fermentations take place in steel 'autoclave' to retain the bubbles.
Producer: A co-operative since 1947 with 300 members, over 600 hectares of vineyards. Winemaker is Alberto Marchisio and Matt Thomson (who also oversees production of the A-Z wines we sell, amongst others) as consultant.
Old Bridge Rating: Slightly fuller (12% not 11%) and drier (10 grammas per litre not 15) than a typical Prosecco, but with the same lightness and drinkability. As Prosecco starts to become too popular for some drinkers, we reckon Durello has a real future.
£12.95 per bottle
£12.30 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£11.66 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles
5% discounts on Mixed Cases.
10% discount on Un-Mixed Cases.