A simple title which contains the secret recipe for a unique and inimitable wine:
'Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG'.
The native grape, Glera, is characterized by a ‘spring awakening’, i.e. a very early seasonal growth, and is therefore a grape in need of temperatures sufficiently mild to germinate.
These are the weather conditions that allow the best expression of the grape variety that exists only in this environmental region.
The native grape, Glera, is characterized by a ‘spring awakening’, i.e. a very early seasonal growth, and is therefore a grape in need of temperatures sufficiently mild to germinate. These conditions are guaranteed by the terrain in which vines grow: the alpine foothills which constitute a strong barrier against the cold winds from the north.
Vines also benefit from vital exposure to the sun from the southeast. This prime location allows the plants to capture sunlight and maximize the thermal expressions of these hills.
Precipitation plays a vital role as well. Because of prevailing southern winds from the Mediterranean Sea, clouds accumulate against the hills and rainstorms occur with a greater frequency than in the lowlands.
Another factor to consider is the temperature range, especially in the period between mid-August and September, months which are essential in the synthesis of aromatic compounds important in the Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene. The process that occurs as a result of the thermal shock that the plant undergoes in the 12-14 degree temperature change between day and night also plays a part.
2016 Prosecco Stefani | P.I. 00803280262
Credits Roberto Simon