Since 1769 when Giovanni Follador received the Wine Quality Award from the Doge of Venice, Alvise IVº Mocenigo, the Follador family has humbly followed their passion, setting the standard for Italian wines made with great care and devotion. Gianfranco Follador, Giovanni’s descendant, has been responsible for the winery’s change in direction toward sparkling wines.
In 1970, Gianfranco FOLLADOR founded FOLLADOR Spumanti, one of the first producers of sparkling wines in the area of Valdobbiadene. With the heritage of his ancestors in mind, and the best of modern technology, Gianfranco has developed the traditional art of winemaking into a more genuine, effective and productive art form. He was driven by a passion for the land he was born on and its superior wine making heritage. Gianfranco’s commitment and methods have resulted in exceptional wines of quality and drinkability.
A beautiful, somewhat less popular, and often less expensive comparison to Champagne, Prosecco is a deliciously dry sparkling wine with crisp acidity, low sugar, with plenty of fruit and character. Associated with high value at low cost, Prosecco is the perfect option in situations where you want or need a sparkling wine.
This wine is not made in the traditional method of “champagne making” with riddling, rebottling and such, which, combined with non vintage production, makes the wine more affordable than champagne. Prosecco is often a far tastier option than the French sparkling alternative.
Bright pink with fine and persistent bubbles. The bouquet is fruity, with strong nuances of apple, pear and apricot. Flower scents are recognisable, in particular lime. Well structured, balanced acidity and savouriness with a final dry taste.
Traditionally served as an aperitif, Prosecco can also be enjoyed with salty cured meats, caviar, or even your favorite dessert. Prosecco is not generally considered a wine to collect.