DOCG Valdobbiadene Area
The production of white wines of special value in the DOCG Valdobbiadene Area is witnessed since the 13th century in the acts during the Serenissima’s domination. The reputation of the Prosecco’s ancestor has grown over the centuries and in the second half of the 19th century they began to grow it in purity.
The stories of two academics are very important: Count Balbi Valier, recruiter of the Balbi variety, and Semenzi about wine varieties that still compose the grapes of Prosecco.
The DOCG Valdobbiadene Area is in the province of Treviso, a few kilometer from Venice, in the hill district captured in Giorgione and Cima da Conegliano‘s paintings, right in between the Dolomites and the Adriatic Sea. Its location guarantees a unique and almost magic combination, with clear positive effects on the quality of the grapes.
The wine cultivation area is composed of hills, whose slopes have been shaped over the years by the industry of men. The landscape is wonderful, but the area is hard to cultivate with its wineries planted on steep slopes, where sometimes it’s hard to stand still. The operations in the winery are necessarily made manually in order to keep the entirety of the grapes’ peel, essential for the preservation and the following transfer of the flavor on the wines.
Prosecco Superiore DOCG
An overview of Prosecco Superiore DOCG, from harvesting to fermentation techniques.
From Brut to Extra Dry, passing through a particular interpretation of sparkling Prosecco is the rare one: Brut zero.
Organoleptic characteristics and advice on pairings at the table… 77vintidó guides you to taste Valdobbiadene Superiore.
Cartizze, the King of Prosecco
The Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze is produced in a small area of 107 hectares, well known for its uniqueness.
It is considered as the King, the best Prosecco and the most exclusive.
It’s also very rare wine, given the small area of origin.
Wine with lees
Wine with lees or “col fondo” or “sur lie” means bottle-refermented wine, on its yeasts, according to the traditional method.
This is the most ancient way, used in the whole Area DOCG Valdobbiadene, to keep enhancing to best wine of a certain year, the one that should be stored for a nice time, to sell or to give to a special persone, to be consumed after one or more years.