Bortolomiol winery: a family historyin the hills of Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG

Having always been a point of reference on the Prosecco panorama, the Bortolomiol winery is based in Valdobbiadene, in the heart of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG appellation area, just 60 km from Venice. The sparkling winemaking company was founded by Giuliano Bortolomiol in the 1940s, although the family tradition dates back to 1760. Giuliano, who graduated from the Conegliano School of Oenology, was the first to create a Prosecco brut. Today the winery is run by sisters Elvira, Maria Elena and Giuliana Bortolomiol, who are committed and passionate about carrying on the family tradition, making continuous investments into technology and overseeing the entire production process. Aided by a team of oenologists headed by Roberto Cipresso, the Bortolomiol sisters focus their attention on sustainable projects that safeguard mankind and the land. The Bortolomiol family has also renovated and refurbished an ancient silk mill in the centre of Valdobbiadene, inside the Parco della Filandetta – Art & Wine Farm. The history of silk mills and that of wine production were intertwined for the whole of the last century. Today, the property has been renovated and converted into a large tasting room, in memory of all those women who once lived and worked here. Bortolomiol wanted to pay homage totheir commitment in this important part of local history by undertaking a sustainable farming project, to safeguard the rural heritage of this area, recognised as UNESCO world heritage site. Attention and care for the environment and the vineyard are indicators of a social responsibility for the territory that the Bortolomiol family has decided to extend to all grape suppliers through the Green Mark project. This is an internal protocol launched in 2011 which, through a series technical indication which the grape suppliers have chosen to adhere to, aims to improve the way the grapes and vineyards are managed with the least possible impact on the environment and an increasing environmentally[1]friendly approach. The Tradizionali Collection began with the selection of some prime areas of land in the Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG region, followed by a close collaboration with the growers to produce a grape of extraordinary quality, and culminating in the genesis of these five premium wines. The collection fully reflects the classic production of Prosecco Superiore DOCG, offering 5 different expressions of this wine, in different types, from the extra brut version, with a sugar residue equal to 0, up to the demi sec, the sweetest one. A range of products that can be adapted to every pairing need and that can be used both for an aperitif and throughout the meal, from appetizers to desserts.

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