Francesco Serafini and Antonello Vidotto purchased this historic estate in 1986 with an objective of crafting classic Bordeaux inspired wines from the varieties that have been cultivated in the dolomite foothills for centuries. Up until World War I when the vineyards were practically destroyed, the property had been cultivated for over a millennium by the monks belonging to the Abbey of Nervesa. Located within the hilly Montello and Colli Asolani DOC northwest of Treviso, the property’s rocky mineral rich soils with excellent drainage and proximity to the Piave River and the Canale del Bosco allow for an unusually long ripening time.
Following extensive work in the vineyards and the construction of a sophisticated new winery designed by the architect Carlo Palazzolo, the duo have succeeded in producing complex and elegant wines from old vine Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot as well as exceptional interpretations of Prosecco, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Nero and the rediscovered native variety Recantina.
- Vineyard Area: 23 ha
- Soil Type: Ferretto soil (reddish-brown clayey soil)
- Varieties Cultivated: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Recantina, Pinot Nero, Glera, Incrocio Manzoni
- Annual Production: 250,000 bottles
- Winemaker: Francesco Serafini & Antonello Vidotto
- Topography: Desert with mountains, hilly montello zone