Ca’ di Rajo, Su­pe­ri­ore Ex­tra Dry Milles­i­mato 2017

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Decanter av­er­age score: 95/100pts In­di­vid­ual judges’ scores: Fabio Gi­ave­doni 95 Andy Howard MW 95 Alessan­dra Pi­ubello 94 £19 Anthony Byrne Estab­lished in 1931, Ca’ di Rajo is lo­cated in the Pi­ave river val­ley. The es­tate stays true to a lo­cal sys­tem of vine-train­ing now known as Bel­lussera, which has its roots in the 19th cen­tury. Per­ma­nent branches (or cor­dons) are trained in a dis­tinc­tive fan shape that re­sults in a char­ac­ter­is­tic rhom­bus-shaped vine­yard de­sign. Ex­treme care is taken in the vine­yard, with grapes har­vested by hand at the end of the grow­ing sea­son. As well as a num­ber of Prosecco bot­tlings, the win­ery also pro­duces se­ri­ous red wine un­der the Ra­boso del Pi­ave DOC.

Fabio Gi­ave­doni This has a com­plex nose, in­tense and el­e­gant, then fruity white peach, rose, grape­fruit, tan­ger­ine and tons of fresh acid­ity. The tex­ture is light but with con­cen­trated flavours, spicy, and fine notes of car­damom on the fin­ish.

Andy Howard MW At­trac­tive, clean, a fresh ex­am­ple with lots of vi­brant cit­rus acid­ity com­bined with peachy fruits on the palate. Very crisp, acidic and pre­cise. Good com­plex­ity, very nice bal­ance, pre­cise fin­ish.

Alessan­dra Pi­ubello This has a nose of herbs, cit­rus, grape­fruit, stay­ing true on the palate with added com­plex­ity and a good length.

Drink 2019-2021 Al­co­hol 11%

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