Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Rive di Ogliano DOCG
R.D.O. (Rive di Ogliano) is the epitome of Masottina’s wine production. Adriano and his brothers were pioneers in discovering Ogliano, believing in this unique terroir in the Conegliano Valdobbiadene hills, long before its prestige was acknowledged in 2009 with the introduction of the Rive indication
Masottina..the roots…a passion born in the vineyard..
With every harvest for the past 75 years the Dal Bianco family has renewed its roots and inspiration.
For this family, being winemakers means passing on over the years and generations the continuous thrill of taking care of Mother Nature’s precious gifts.
Masottina wines have their roots in the 280 hectares of vineyards acquired over the years by the family. Vine growing is the result of synergies between a constantly forward-looking approach and attention to origins, united by a common theme that enhances the different terroirs. These are the factors that inspire the entire vinification process, through to the final selection, to create well-balanced wines, sealed with the names of the locations they represent the most.
In 2009, when Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore was elevated to DOCG, a new indication was introduced – ‘Rive’, which identifies on the label the municipality or hamlet where the grapes are grown.
The ‘Rive’ wines represent the essence of the territory, they are produced with hand-picked grapes exclusively from a single locality. Ogliano is one of the 43 rive where Terre di Ogliano and the Dal Bianco family cultivate almost 20% of the entire vine planted area.
The Ogliano landscape comprises very delicate views of vineyards punctuated by woods, with hills topped with churches and their bell towers.
The uniqueness of this terroir also stems from its orogeny; it is the only Conegliano Valdobbiadene area with a glacial origin and this means morenic soil rich and fertile and water easily penetrates to ensure a natural reserve that’s useful in dry periods.
The glacial origins of Ogliano are easily observed from the top of the hills; the morainic amphitheatre created by the Piave glaciar is evident, as well as the Fadalto valley, particularly important for Ogliano’s unique climate.
The area benefits from the fresh air currents that almost always sweep down from the Alps during the night to produce significant temperature excursion that has a positive effect on the grapes’ quality, healthiness and aroma.
Wines from Ogliano are well-rounded, intense and persistent. The distinctive ‘signature’ of this terroir is hints of ripe fruit and spices.
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