Geographically, Prosecco is associated with the hills of the Northern region of Italy known as the Veneto region. The unique soils and micro-climates of the area are perfect for cultivating the Prosecco grape. This wine is produced using the charmat method, in which secondary fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks to guarantee a cleaner finish. Prosecco serves as an increasingly popular alternative to Champagne and is Italy’s answer to refreshing, well-made sparkling wine at a reasonable price.
Serves well as an aperitif but can also be paired with antipasto, seafood, pasta with creamy sauces, and desserts.
Armando De Zan, owner of Candoni Wines and other prestigious brands, has created the Carletto label to honor his beloved uncle and role model, Carletto, who was awarded the esteemed title of Cavaliere del Lavoro - Order of Merit for Labor - for his outstanding contributions to viticulture. This national order of chivalry was established in 1923 by Italy’s King Vittorio Emanuele III. Carletto was a well-known agronomist with a passion for uncovering the most authentic indigenous Italian varietals, such as the preeminent Prosecco of Treviso, Pinot Grigio from Veneto, and others hailing from the region. Carletto Wines are Italian classics, and the creation of this label is our way of sharing these great traditions with our American friends.