Prosecco Superiore DOCG and Treviso DOC Vineyards
Most of the FOLLADOR vineyards owned and used for the production of Valdobbiadene Superiore, are strategically positioned to face south-southwest, where sun exposure is prevalent and favourable for ripening. Before the harvest (September-October), grapes are carefully inspected for quality and maturity, and harvest dates are planned.
In addition to the production obtained by our own vineyards, we also use selected grapes from local farmers, whose contribution, strong relationships, and trust has lasted for decades.
We believe that in order to enhance grape quality, it is necessary to enhance the land. To respect the environment, we carry out pesticide treatments that are not aggressive or harmful to nature, using the latest and most appropriate methods and equipment. We cooperate with the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Padua, using part of our vineyards to conduct experimental work on reducing the amount of pesticides used.
The specifications for the Valdobbiadene Superiore D.O.C.G. Prosecco allow the wine to be blended with up to 10% of other varieties, including the Chardonnay. This makes the Prosecco slightly fuller without altering its characteristics.
FOLLADOR has purchased vineyards at Montello, an area about 20 km from Valdobbiadene , because its soil composition is well suited to the cultivation of these grapes. This is also the homeland of Italia Rossi’s father Giovanni Rossi, whose nickname was “Joani”. To him we have dedicated “JOANI”, a fruity and elegant sparkling wine.
2020 HARVEST – AN EXCELLENT VINTAGE
The quality of the grapes harvested is excellent; the climate was lenient and favorable, as evidenced by the fragrant bouquet of the musts, also good from an analytical point of view. 2020 was a particular and difficult year in many regards, but this magnificent harvest rewards us and gives us optimism for the future.