The new vintages of Rive di Ogliano and the still wines Ai Palazzi, no wonder exports are on the rise: all the latest news from the Dal Bianco family company

Conegliano, April 2019. 2019 will be the year of Le Rive. Masottina looks forward to the 53rd edition of Vinitaly, April 7-1O, to present the new vintages of Contrada Granda Brut and Le Rive di Ogliano Extra Dry, the company's two single-vineyard Prosecco Superiore, produced in the micro-area of ​​Ogliano, the viticultural gem of Conegliano. The 2018 vintages of Contrada Granda and Le Rive di Ogliano are without doubt among the best recent productions of the Dal Bianco family, starting from a first-rate bouquet: intense aromas of white-fleshed fruit and citrusy hints of lime and citron, conveying all the finesse of a long viticultural tradition. Few Italian wines, after all, can be said to identify as completely with their area of production as prosecco. The historic wine region known as ​​Conegliano Valdobbiadene is where, harvest after harvest, winemakers such as Masottina have been able to perfect the quality of their labels, making the constant pursuit of excellence their distinctive trait. Today, having celebrated their tenth vintage, Le Rive are not only the crown jewels of Masottina's production, but have come to represent a model for one of Italy's most important wine regions. All bottles of Contrada Granda and Le Rive di Ogliano 2018 vintage will be adorned with a celebratory seal, marking the fifty-year anniversary of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Docg Consortium, an event which will also be duly celebrated at the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Festival in the month of May.

"The new vintage of Rive di Ogliano - says Federico Dal Bianco, Masottina's marketing and sales manager - is one of the reasons that make us proud to be winemakers. It is no coincidence that all our hard work both in the vineyard and in the cellar is being rewarded by the market: our numbers are growing in double digits, with major increases in exports especially in the United States and Great Britain which, despite Brexit, is still very fond of Italy's most popular sparkling wine”.

The Dal Bianco family company will also present all the new vintages of its range of still wines Ai Palazzi in Verona. At the company's stand, Pavilion 4-Corridor A4, all wine journalists, industry professionals and wine lovers will have the opportunity to taste and get to know the labels of the Ai Palazzi family, produced in the vineyards of Gorgo al Monticano, the purest expression of the winemaking greatness of the Treviso area. The Montesco, DOCG Colli di Conegliano, is a structured red, obtained from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc, Merlot and a small quota of Marzemino. Powerful and harmonious on the palate, the four grapes come together to impart an almost balsamic aroma of thyme, with juicy and dense notes of ripe red fruit and a sweet, spicy finish. In the same family, we have Rizzardo, the most aristocratic of Masottina's whites, obtained from a blend of Chardonnay, Manzoni bianco and Pinot Blanc (with very small quotas of Sauvignon and Rhine Riesling), it is an elegant wine, ageable, vital and intense, with  refined and clear notes of citrus. On the palate, it surprises with the fresh softness of yellow-fleshed fruit and the persistence of aromas, supporting acidity and minerality.

Speaking of still wines, we can't fail to mention the new vintage of Dorsoduro. DOC delle Venezie, a white obtained from Pinot Grigio grapes and small percentages of Chardonnay: pleasant and lively, it is named after the famous Venetian district. Elegant and expressive, with an immediate aromatic and sensorial load, it is an enveloping and very drinkable wine.



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