Saturday, July 2, 2016

Carpene Malvolti - a family passion for over 145 years

Passion, tradition, research and innovation have been part of Carpenè Malvolti as fathers passed down their knowledge to sons for over 145 years.  It was founded in 1868 by Antonio Carpenè, a forerunner in the application of biology to the art of wine making.  Antonio, in contact with the great scientists of the century, Pasteur and Koch, published practical and theoretical tracts on the subject of wine making, which for many years was considered classical texts on the subject.  In 1873, at Conegliano, he established the first Oenology school in Italy dedicated to the study of grape growing and wine making.  Today’s custodian of the family traditions and expertise is the great-grandson of the founder, Etile Carpenè Jr. 

At the forefront of innovation, technique and style, Carpenè Malvolti Prosecco di Conegliano DOCG has been the standard bearer of the forward thinking wine approach so emblematic of Italy’s most modern wine producing region.  The superior qualtiy of the Prosecco grape, and that of Carpenè Malvolti Prosecco DOCG, comes from hillside vineyards of typical red flaky soil, limestone marl and grey-green chalk.  Located about an hour’s drive from Venice, these slopes are often very steep and so the care of the entire production process of the vineyard, including harvesting, is accomplished by hand.   This guarantees the utmost quality of the raw material.  Thirteen decades of tradition, effort and commitment have guaranteed the highest level of quality.  Carpenè Malvolti was the first, in Italy and the world, to perfect and promote the production of “method charmat”, or sparkling wine, in large vats.

As you taste the Carpene Malvolti 1868 Extra Dry Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG you will enjoy the aromas of bread crusts and pear fruit.  On the palate savor the delicate pear fruit with a nice full long finish.  This wine is ideal as an aperitif and excellent with fish.  The suggested price is $18.99


For more information:  Carpenè Malvolti

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