Ca’ di Rajo, Superiore Extra Dry Millesimato 2017
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%