Originally the banda rossa or Red Band was a mark that the founder, Giuliano Bortolomiol ,put only on bottles containing the best Extra Dry of the year. These were the bottles that were kept for real friends, those who shared his passion for the land, tradition and good wine. That special Prosecco that Giuliano marked has, since 1986, had its own label and signifies the quality of the best wines from the Bortolomiol winery.
The bouquet is rich and enormously pleasurable. The fragrance is of a variety of mature fruit: an aroma of powdery yellow apple and pear stand out, while there are also gentle shades of citrus sweet, fine flowery hints. The creamily sparkling palette doesn’t disappoint as it’s well moulded into the sugar residue. Wonderful as an aperitif, this wine is intriguing with savoury dishes delicately combined with fruit, such as trout marinated with Melissa grass accompanied by cooked must and sour cream.
Documents from the mid 18th Century prove the existence of Bartolomeo Bortolomiol, the ancestor from whom today’s family takes their name and calling to the production of wine. Bartolomeo spent his whole life growing grapes on the hillsides of Valdobbiadene, passing on to his descendents his love of the land and ability to get the best from it. His lesson was well learned by Giuliano Bortolomiol, the founder of today’s company and a man who dedicated his life to Prosecco with a passion for quality and unshakable belief in its potential.