-WHO WE ARE-

In the heart of Valdobbiadene, ten hectares of vineyard and a small plot of Cartizze. A secluded realm among the steep, beautiful hills farmed by hand for centuries. The job of preserving this beauty and making high-quality wine here has passed from mother to daughter. Now the young Isabella Bisol is in charge and supervises the vineyards with great passion as she continues her mother's work. This corner of paradise overlooks an ancient hermitage and therefore in accordance with a family tradition it is called Terre di Sant'Alberto (Lands of St Albert). Isabella likes to think that the charm and legend of the hermitage help to make a little miracle of each sip of her Prosecco."

-ROTAS-

VALDOBBIADENE

PROSECCO SUPERIORE
D.O.C.G.

The colour is light straw - yellow tending to pale green. Its crystal clarity is laced with a persistent perlage of minute bubbles. The bouquet, although persistent and intensely fruity, is extremely delicate which brings mature golden apples and acacia flowers readily to mind. It is gently sweet and fresh on the palate and pleasantly light in alcohol, extremely smooth and well-balanced with long and fruity finish. With its great versatility, it can be enjoyed equally well as an aperitif or to enhance the close of a meal. Indeed, this is a wine that can brighten up any hour of the day.

-TENET PROSECCO BRUT D.O.C.-

TENET

PROSECCO BRUT
D.O.C.

Very pale straw yellow with greenish glints, perfect clarity with abundant, persistent, fine perlage. The fresh, elegant bouquet offers flowery sensations merging into a typically fruity harmonious complexity with intense aromas reminiscent of golden apple. Fresh, delicate, balanced on the palate and light in alcohol with a long fruity finish. Perfect as an aperitif, ideal with fish, it goes extremely well with hors-d'oeuvres and light first courses.

-TENET PROSECCO FRIZZANTE D.O.C.-

TENET

PROSECCO FRIZZANTE
D.O.C.

This semi-sparkling wine is pale straw-yellow with greenish reflections and has a delicate perlage obtained through natural fermentation at moderate pressure (approx. 2 atm). Its fruity aromas carry through onto the palate, fresh and lightly sweet. Its moderate alcohol content makes it ideal for drinking by itself or with snacks and light dishes.

-PROSECCO-

THE GRAPES

The Glera grape cluster, elongated and lightly packed with long thin stalks sustaining the lightly sun-kissed grapes, is itself as delicate and elegant as the wine it produces. It is harvested in the second part of September, together with small quantities of the Verdiso and Perera grape which are equally represented in the vineyard and important for their acidity and aroma respectively.

PROSECCO D.O.C. AREA

As the new production regulations come into force, the Prosecco grape will be called Glera while the name Prosecco will refer to the area covered by the new denomination which stretches from Friuli across most of the Veneto and encompasses nine Provinces: Trieste, Gorizia, Udine, Pordenone, Treviso, Belluno, Venice, Padua and Vicenza. In this area 20,000 hectares of land is given over to the production of Prosecco DOC.

VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO SUPERIORE D.O.C.G. AREA

Inside the wide territory of Prosecco DOC (Controlled Denomination of Origin) the historical and small area of Valdobbiadene DOCG(Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin) stands out for its excellent quality grapes and its wine is named VALDOBBIADENEPROSECCO SUPERIORE. The Valdobbiadene grape is grown in the northern part of the Marca Trevigiana in a zone extending from Colle Umberto to Valdobbiadene, the ancient zone of Valduplavensis, "...where the vine blossoms eternally..." (St.Venantius Fortunatus 535-603 AD). Valdobbiadene is indisputably the most interesting vine-growing area in terms of quality and indeed its vineyards have always produced the most prestigious and fragrant Prosecco Superiore. The presence of many old and sometimes very old vines contributes to raising the quality of the Valdobbiadene vineyards. Thanks to its considerable root system, an old Prosecco vine, which may be defined as "the memory of the region", successfully copes with the varied climate so typical of the Valdobbiadene hills, thereby ensuring constantly high quality year by year.

-SANT'ALBERTO-

THE CHURCH AND THE HERMIT

For over five centuries, the little church of Sant'Alberto has overlooked and protected the vineyards of Valdobbiadene.
Every year, on the saint's feast day, the people of the valley climb up here for the blessing of the water, in the hope of warding off drought. 
Until the beginning of the last century, a hermit lived at the church, subsisting on the charity of the farmers. He prayed for the success of the harvests and offered a very unusual service: in the summertime, when he saw a thunderstorm forming in the distance, he would ring the church bell, to summon the farmers to their homes. It was also believed that the vibrations of the bell possessed the power of keeping away hail, the danger the farmers feared most.

-CONTACTS-

Valdobbiadene (TV) - tel. +39.340.7711122 - info@terredisantalberto.it