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Le Colture among the best 103 italian wineries selected by Wine Spectator

2019 will mark a relevant debut for Le Colture. The wine company based in Santo Stefano di Valdobbiadene (Treviso), run by Cesare Ruggeri and family, has been selected for the first time by Wine Spectator and is among the 15 new entries of the 103 best italian wineries which will attend Opera Wine 2019.

The eighth edition of the only event organized by the magazine outside the US, is scheduled for April 6th 2019 in Verona as usual before Vinitaly’s official opening.

“All of us have heard with great joy the news of this selection! – comment Alberto and Veronica Ruggeri – Being listed among other top wine producers for Opera Wine has a great value for all our family, as well as a source of sincere satisfaction and strong motivation. considering that this event has now become a consolidated annual appointment to introduce the best Italians wines to the professionals all over the world. “

The selected wine is the Valdobbiadene DOCG Rive di Santo Stefano brut “Gerardo” 2016.

A sparkling wine that is the purest and most sincere expression of the Valdobbiadene territory identity, to which the Ruggeri family is strongly linked. The brut “Gerardo” originates in the village of Santo Stefano from a single vineyard of old vines planted at 400 meters above sea level; its name is a tribute to Gerardo, the grandfather and founder of the company, and to his beloved ‘Rive’, term referring to the steepest vineyards very difficult to work, but giving extraordinary grapes. It is an austere and complex wine, dry and fresh, which goes well with sea crudités or pasta dishes, even with vegetables. Le Colture produce only 6,000 bottles a year destinated to the best restaurants in Italy and in the world.

The Valdobbiadene DOCG Rive di Santo Stefano brut “Gerardo” 2016 has collected considerable scores on the international scene this year such as; 90 points from Wine Spectator, 94 points from Decanter and 90 points to the ‘Prosecco Trophy’ organized by the German magazine Falstaff.


Le Colture, opens in Bordeaux La Cité du Vin


It’s signed by Le Colture  the only Superiore di Cartizze in wine list in the place which is shaping up as the emblem of World wine tourism

It’s one of the most anticipated events of the 2016 the opening of “La Cité du Vin” in Bordeaux, the first city-museum in the world entirely devoted to wine which will be inaugurated on May 31st, 2016 in the presence of the French President, François Hollande and from June 1st open to the public.

A wonderful opportunity for the Az. Agr. Le Colture will mean a showcase of prestigious international flavor; the Valdobbiadene DOCG Prosecco Superiore di Cartizze infact, award-winning wine from Santo Stefano, will be the only Cartizze in the wine list at the panoramic restaurant Le 7, the bar à vin and snacks gourmand Latitude20, and La Boutique et Cave inside an overall proposal of 800 wine references from over 80 countries around the world.

Cartizze btgThe selection of wines, 70 of them Italians, was edited by Andreas Larsson, sommelier world champion in 2007 alongside a Tasting Committee chaired by Michel Rolland.

“It’s irrepressible happiness and satisfaction that you breathe in Le Colture  these days – says Alberto Ruggeri – Representing the Cru par excellence of Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG designation in such a context, we are proud of our daily work. My family and I are thrilled with this result which is both a great honor and a great responsibility in maintaining the quality of our wines. “.

The Valdobbiadene DOCG Prosecco Superiore di Cartizze comes from the homonymous subzone, a very small area of an amphitheater vineyard, corresponding to the steepest hills between the towns of Santo Stefano and Saccol where the soil of sandstone and clay allows Glera grapes full maturation and an unusual concentration of aromas. The production reaches about 20,000 bottles a year.

La Cité du Vin, overlooking the Garonne, has a futuristic design inspired by the sinuous shape of a large decanter, a total area of 13,350 square meters distributed over 10 floors and a height of 55 meters, and is set to become the emblem of World wine tourism. Its purpose, enhance and transmit wine as a precious heritage through a real sensory adventure in time and space to discover its more profound difference in a unmissable journey through civilizations of the world.

450,000 estimated presences for the first year from all over the globe in what is already ranked second places to visit for the New York Times, among the 10 large architectural openings expected in the world according to the Huffington Post, among the 40 destinations to spend the holidays for the Guardian, one of the 20 travel destinations for El Pais.