Hausbrandt and Col Sandago Taste and passion of a great Italian story

For over a century, Hausbrandt has been synonymous with coffee around the world. Founded in 1892, in Trieste, the company is today lead by Martino Zanetti, and it exports the Italian taste and tradition to more than 90 countries, and it is present in the most prestigious cafès in four continents. From the modern roasting plant in Nervesa della Battaglia (Treviso), where the Group’s headquarters are located, Hausbrandt occupies a position of absolute importance in the Italian and international scene. The Group successfully combines quality and service, craftsmanship experience and industrial capacity and a strong passion for the product. Martino Zanetti decided to carry this ‘quality culture’ also in the beer sector – with the Theresianer brand– and in the wine sector with Col Sandago. The wine estate is located in the heart of the D.O.C.G. of Prosecco Superiore Conegliano Valdobbiadene, between the cities of Susegana and Pieve di Soligo. The acquisition of Col Sandago by Martino Zanetti’s family dates back to 1996 and since then the wines have been on a path of growth , from the peculiar Wildbacher to Prosecco D.O.C.G., a range of excellence that has been awarded at various national and international competitions. Thanks to the terrain, the protection offered by the Treviso Pre-Alps mountains, the optimal exposure and the altitude – between 250 and 300 meters – Col Sandago offers optimal microclimatic conditions for the vines. From the Glera vine, come: Nature Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. Extra Brut “Rive di Susegana”, Undici, Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. Dry “Rive di Susegana”, Vigna del Cuc Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. brut and Case Bianche Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. extra dry. All of these wines tell the story and the very essence of a territory with clayey and mineral surfaces and depths, capable of giving a unique identity to each one of them. Among the grapes of these particular vineyards the “Wildbacher” stands out: much more than a simple wine, it is a story of resilience and intuition, of fate and love for the land. From Western Styria this proud and rather stubborn red grape variety arrives in Susegana about two centuries ago and is rediscovered, today, by those who know and fall in love with sincere wines. Martino Zanetti entrusts the study of these tenacious and proud grapes to expert agronomists. Wildbacher is a unique grape variety which enriches its aromas and scents in the Treviso area. The design of the rows is scrupulous and the harvest of the small bunches with compact and not very pulpy grapes is strictly done by hand. After the harvest, the Wildbacher wine – which is produced in limited numbers every year – is treated just like a prince: it rests for 3 years in oak barrels and another 12 months in the bottle before revealing its hints of berries and blackberries, wildflowers and herbs. It is a great little masterpiece of winemaking which is now presented in a new guise because precious things must be protected and only slowly revealed. Each piece will have a small numbering pendant and will be wrapped in purple tissue before being placed to rest in wooden caskets.This is how Col Sandago wines are born: from just a spark and from the passion of the cultivation of the noblest vines, thanks to the scrupulous work in the vineyard and in the cellar, to give life to masterpieces that amaze, fascinate and involve the senses of enthusiast and tasters from all over the world.

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