The choice to produce exclusively hand-made Valdobbiadene DOCG wines.
The Valdobbiadene DOCG comes from a small hilly area in between the villages of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, where its cultivation finds the ideal conditions for its maximum expression.
The Valdobbiadene DOCG is the synthesis of a combination of various soils, climate and men expertise that has been handed down for generations: the art the work done by hand. This is the only way these steep hills “embroidered” from the vineyards, which create an environment so spectacular as to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The history of a wine, especially one of ancient origins, is intimately linked not only to the land where it is produced, but also to the events that over the time have marked the life of the successive generations inhabiting the local territory. Valdobbiadene DOCG, in fact, grown for over 10 centuries in the foothills of the Marca Trevigiana running from Valdobbiadene to Conegliano, has significantly influenced the habits, the customs, the traditions and the economy of the local community.
Last grape harvests
Report grape harvest 2018
The 2018 season was characterised by a balanced spring, resulting in a beautiful, fragrant and slightly early flowering of the vines. The beginning of summer was variable, with cold rainy periods alternating with spells of hot weather. This encouraged perfect setting of the fruit, good development of the bunches and abundant vegetation.
The second part of summer, on the other hand, was characterised by high temperatures and a lack of rain. As a result, during this period the plants showed slight signs of distress from heat, but not from lack of water, as fortunately the land had accumulated a good reserve of water previously. These conditions allowed the fruit to ripen normally. The rain and drop in temperature during the last ten days before picking were fundamental in maintaining the acid balance and preserving the abundance of aromas.
Grape picking began at Col Vetoraz on Monday 3 September and was generous and well-balanced, with a generally harmonious and fragrant result.
Report grape harvest 2017
The 2017 grape harvest has just come to an end and the partners of Col Vetoraz, Francesco Miotto, Paolo De Bortoli and Loris Dall’Acqua, take stock of a vintage that will be remembered as particularly complex.
As they observe, the season was characterised by an early spring leading to early budding. This resulted in frost damage in vineyards outside the most favourable area. The subsequent return to normal temperatures delayed flowering, making it possible to begin grape picking during the usual period. The progression of the seasons was characterised by a succession of abnormally hot periods broken at quite regular intervals by rainy spells. As a result, the plants never suffered from a lack of water, but did show signs of heat distress. Towards the grape picking period, there was a drop in temperature followed by rain, conditions which helped preserve the acid balance.
As enologist and partner Loris Dall’Acqua explains: "In these conditions, Col Vetoraz was able to select the grapes during the harvest itself, judiciously assessing the origin and correct use for each batch and managing nevertheless to guarantee a standard of quality that, although certainly not optimum, was globally very high".