L’Essenziale is a connoisseurs’ delight: made from selected hillside grapes of the Ruge’s vineyards in Santo Stefano di Valdobbiadene, this wine is the ambassador of the winegrower’s tradition. Natural refermentation in the bottle is the ancient method for obtaining sparkling wines.
The definition Colfondo (sur lie) relates to the lees present at the bottom of the bottle. This wine is bottled in spring when it begins a natural slow refermentation in the bottle: the presence of the natural enzymes in the bottles lends the wine a particular aromatic complexity, which brings out its terroir. A must try if you want to taste the “real thing”.