Terre di San Venanzio Fortunato
Founded in 2007 by Gabriele Gregolo and Monica Ganz, the winery Terre di San Venanzio Fortunato takes its name from one of the most illustrious characters of Valdobbiadene. Known as Bishop of Poitiers, Venanzio Onorio Clemenziano Fortunato was born in Valdobbiadene in the sixth century AD; he was the author of some magnificent texts on the cultivation of vines and wine, as well as of numerous sacred hymns still used today by the Church.
The name of the cellar evokes values and ties that are strong and binding: the land, splendid and demanding; the roots of an inimitable wine culture dating back centuries; the poetry of a fascinating profession and a project to be cultivated; the omen, or better still, the awareness of the “good fortune” of anyone can live in and know these lands.
The owners decided to pursue a small-scale but meticulous production of Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG, in the versions of Brut, Extra Dry, Dry Vintage, Superiore di Cartizze and since 2015 Brut Demi Long® . This excellent production is the fruit of a careful selection of grapes all cultivated in Valdobbiadene, and of a rigorous and professional processing, that is the least invasive possible. The grapes undergo gentle crushing, and the last 10% is rejected and down-graded. The processing includes very strict controlling of the temperature of the wine in all the phases in order to preserve the typical aromas of the Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore, as well as a long series of decanting procedures to obtain a completely natural settling of the wine. The Spumanti “Terre di San Venanzio Fortunato” are characterized by a quantity of sulphites reduced to the minimum and by the absence of clarifying agents, resulting in a persistent perlage, highly appreciated at the moment of tasting.