Vecchie viti 2016 by Ruggeri

The Ruggeri winery was established in 1950 by Giustino Bisol, whose family boasts a deeply rooted, centuries-old tradition in viticulture in the Valdobbiadene area. The Ruggeri winery, which was established in 1950 by Giustino Bisol, was originally housed in small premises in the village of Santo Stefano di Valdobbiadene. Ruggeri owns a small vineyard of Cartizze and 20 hectares on the nearby Montello, 12 of them are cultivated with Pinot Grigio and Glera (traditionally called Prosecco). About 1 hectare is dedicated to the growing of Recantina, an ancient and authochtonous red grape variety which was recovered thanks to the hard work of cooperation with the Istituto Sperimentale Per la Viticoltura di Conegliano (School of Viticulture of Conegliano).

The Ruggeri winery is well equipped to cope with the considerable harvest; it has two fully independent lines for receiving the grapes and 5 ‘soft’ presses, thereby ensuring separation of the various vineyard harvests also at the busiest times.

We tasted: Vecchie viti 2016

This wine, obtained from the Old Vines of Valdobbiadene, the most beautiful and longlived Prosecche, Bianchette, Verdise and Perere, would be a tribute  to our country and to the memory of all men and women who, with their hands and their heart, made it an extraordinary and fertile land”. Vecchie Viti” (Old Vines), because it is the fruit of grapes coming from old vines between 80 and 100 years old, scattered all over the hills of Valdobbiadene’s territory and not from a single vineyard. The production of this wine need the cooperation of numerous farmers, owners of the best vineyards.

This wine has a light straw color with silvery reflections and a fine perlage. On the nose emerge scents of flowers of lily of the valley, white rose, apple, banana, pear and cedar, embellished with mineral cues and hints of candy. The sip is fresh, simple and continuous, with a subtle and creamy effervescence, savory and with a good final trail of citrus lemon and orange.

For the food pairing is ideal with aperitif, with lake fish and risotto with mushroom.