A wine with a rich tradition
Halfway between Venice and the Dolomites, among the rolling slopes and breathtaking landscape views, Terre di Zanzago Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG is born: a unique interpretation of this area thanks to a wine that represents its authenticity, typicalness, and tradition. It is a “heroic” vine culture that has been passed down from generation to generation for hundreds of years.
Zanzago: the origin of Prosecco
The area of Valdobbiadene is the original cradle of Prosecco, a tradition hundreds of years old that saw its first vineyards in the unique area of San Pietro di Barbozza, the result of an ancient fusion of four little villages, the most important of which was of course, Zanzago. A name that was lost little by little due to the constant passage of time and the changing toponymy of the area as a consequence of the continuous conquest by neighboring kingdoms. Terre di Zanzago wants to remember its authentic roots of this culture and tradition; it does not simply want to pay homage to the place that lost its name in centuries past, but to the cradle of the wine itself.
The strength of values
Values are important as they guide our path and are part of our story.
Tradition, typicalness, and quality are the strong points of Terre di Zanzago who’s values are represented by the wine’s label : a silhouette of a vine dating back to more than a hundred years , one of the oldest in the area, grown and cultivated in the vineyards from which the Prosecco Superiore grapes originate . A vine that has tenaciously challenged both time and history, and which tells the story of a land rich with tradition, tastes and fragrances. It has been shaped by generations of men and women, who through sacrifice and knowhow developed the art of cultivating hillside vines where it should have been impossible.
The excellence of the territory
Terre di Zanzago Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG is not just any Prosecco as it is made from exclusively handpicked grapes from the historical hillsides of Valdobbiadene-Conegliano.
This is an area of unparalleled beauty with unwinds among the steep, sun kissed ridges and guarantees a unique production of this grape, highlighted by a thousand year old wine making tradition.
Terre di Zanzago owes its excellence to the perfect combination of these factors which has elevated this Prosecco to the top of the wine quality pyramid denoted by the exclusive DOCG (Controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin) label and the designation of Superiore in its name.
Terre di Zanzago EXTRA DRY
The Extra Dry is the classic version; it combines the aromanticness with a velvety salinity and lively bubbles. It has a straw yellow color and impeccable limpidity, characterized by a fine and long-lasting perlage.
The fragrance is intense and persistent with aromas of white fruits (peach, apple). It is pleasantly simple to the palate, very soft and balanced, with an excellent lasting aromatic finish.
Because of its versatility, it is ideal to start or finish a lunch, and pairs well with legume soups, shellfish, fresh cheeses, and white meats.
Terre di Zanzago BRUT
The Brut is a fruity wine with a precise fermentation in a steel tank.
It is a brilliant straw color cut by a persistent perlage.
The fragrance is intense and very fine, with aromas of ripe fruit and flowers such rose and acacia. It is dry, fresh, and soft, well balanced with a lasting aromanticness.
It is a perfect wine for an aperitif, paired perfectly with shellfish and quality fish.
Terre di Zanzago on the Vine
It is a “heroic” viniculture because of the steepness of the hills on which we find the vineyards and the resulting difficulty of working the terrain. But it is these characteristics along with the hand crafted production that guarantees the unique quality of this Prosecco Superiore.
Terre di Zanzago is made with indigenous vine varieties for which we find superior examples of 100 year old grapevines. The farming method principally used is a double Guyot with a careful selection of the best gems.
Terre di Zanzago in the Wine Cellar
Terre di Zanzago Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG becomes sparkling in the wine cellar through the Charmat (or Martinotti) method. This method requires a secondary fermentation in a steel tank, which is different from the classic method where the secondary fermentation happens in the bottle; it was introduced in the twentieth century thanks to the intuition of the Italian, Federico Martinotti, who put it into practice, but was executed by French engineer, Eugène Charmat. This method allows the Prosecco to maintain its fruity characteristics and the fragrance of the grapes, enhancing the lively and fragrant aromas.