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Welcome... do you know everything about Prosecco ?
We had a dinner with Emanuele, our enologist...
Emanuele is an international enologist. He studied at the worldwide known “Scuola Enologica Cerletti” in Conegliano and he graduated in “Scienze viticolo - enologiche” at the University in Padua.
He explains with simplicity and passion the complicated process of how to produce wine in detail. His love and respect of nature is transmitted in the wine he makes.
With a strong handshake, Emanuele, a man of integrity, transmits immediately his passion and sensibility for the territory and its traditions.
Sitting down to a Pumpkin Risotto and a glass of prosecco, we chatted to Emanuele:
There are lots of types of Prosecco even in such a small area why is this so?
Each Prosecco represents a territory that can be steep, extreme, fascinating and at the same time represents the brightness, the youth and softness of the grapes.
Can we say that the best Prosecco is the one that we like?
The best one is the one that can transmit the strongest view of its origin.
What is the name of the grapes that Prosecco is made from?
The name of the grapes is Glera but it can be blended with Verdiso, Bianchetta and Perera.
How can we explain the success of this type of wine in Italy and abroad?
It commemorates youthness, enthusiasm and freshness transmitting all these messages in a very simple way.
Who drinks Prosecco?
Everyone, from the youngest to the oldest. From this we can understand even more the success.
Where Prosecco DOC is produced?
It is produced in all Friuli Venezia Giulia Region and the areas of Vicenza, Treviso, Belluno, Padua and Venice.
Is Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG better than Prosecco DOC?
We can not talk about better or not, only about different products, as you know, the soil plays an important part in the final taste. DOCG comes from a limited area with a specific micro climate and this plays an important part in the final product.
Has it been important to classify the Prosecco from DOC to DOCG?
What about “Cartizze”?
Cartizze is part of Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG area and represents the top, referring to a limited production of grapes coming from 106 hectares that are really different from the others because of the local micro-climate and soil. We must remember the efforts of our farmers because these grapes grow on hills with a slope of around 60%!
Is it possible to produce Prosecco wine in Belluno too?
Yes, because the intrinsic characteristics of Prosecco are respected, however the difference of the terroir create a different flavour.
What Prosecco do you recomend?
The right wine must reply to a personal need but also it has to commemorate emotions, memories, pleasantness and complexity.
Each wine has its own glass, what glass should I use for Prosecco?
10 years ago the wine producers and the “Prosecco Consorzio” association designed a glass for Prosecco, an exclusive glass for this exclusive wine.
What do you think about organic Prosecco?
Organic Prosecco is a new challenge for the future.
The Institute of Enology and the University in Conegliano are really important. What do you think about it?
In the last 140 years this Institute had a significant impact in this field and it will be the responsible to take us to the future.
Which is the difference between Prosecco, Franciacorta or Champagne?
We are talking about different products, three macro areas completely different from each others.
What is the wine producers job today and are there any difficulties?
At the base there is the respect of the quality of the grapes and the achievement of a better quality despite the difficulties of a global market that sometimes is not ready for it.
Which are the role of the Prosecco Consorzio in promoting and valorizing the Prosecco wine in our area?
The role of the Prosecco Consorzio ( DOC - DOCG) is fundemental to ensure high quality and standard for an unique wine like Prosecco.
Prosecco should not be drunk too cold or too warm, ideally around 6-8°C.
Place the Prosecco in the fridge 3-4 hours before serving
Father and son in their vineyard...
A good glass of wine is the result of passion and hard work all year round...
Our men take care about their vineyards every day with dedications and respecting the laws of nature. What is behind a bottle of Prosecco? Come with us!
We took our camera and we drove to see Loris and his father Ugo at their farm. They are very friendly answering all our questions.
When we asked them what they are doing during this time of the year, with sparkling eyes, they explain to us that they are pruning the vineyards.
This job consists of three phases: the first one is cutting the branches, the second one is to align them on the rows and the third and last one is to shape them.
Pruning is not a job but an art, affecting the quantity and the quality of the harvest. Years of practice and respect for the vines natural biological cycles produce the best results!
Here is how we describe our Prosecco!
Prosecco Superiore Dry DOCG: very soft, sweet
Prosecco Superiore Brut DOCG: moderate, elegant
Prosecco Superiore Extra dry DOCG: youthful, fresh
Prosecco Superiore Millesimato DOCG: identify the vineyard
Valdobbiadene Cartizze DOCG: unique
Prosecco Superiore Le Rive DOCG: each one is different - Rive means hill so the prosecco is from one specific hill!
Prosecco Tranquillo: Start Here!
Prosecco Fermented in the bottle: Great - Try it!