In the Heart of Valdobbiadene
The Cantine Umberto Bortolotti Winery is located in the heart of Valdobbiadene, a beautiful town in the Veneto region of Northern Italy only one hour from Venice. Valdobbiadene is the historical centre of Prosecco production. Established in the mid 20th century, the winery can be regarded as one of the pioneers of Prosecco and, according to the American magazine Wine Spectator, the winery is one of the top 100 wineries in Italy.
Cantine Umberto Bortolotti Winery Focuses on Production of High-Class Prosecco
The story of the Bortolotti Winery started in 1947 when Umberto Bortolotti, a young enologist, realized his passion for winemaking. Later in 1954, the winery moved to its current site and has undergone many renovations and upgrades over the years. Today, following in the footsteps of Umberto, his son Bruno, and grandson Daniele, continue the management of this winery with great dedication and commitment. Cantine Umberto Bortolotti Winery produces various styles of sparkling wine with a primary focus on the Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG.
Glera, the Queen Grape Variety for Prosecco
Almost all the vineyards are situated in a single village, where the maximum yield that is permitted is about 130 quintals per hectares. The owners of Cantine Umberto Bortolotti Winery cultivate a unique grapes variety known as Glera. They use only manual handpicking methods during the harvest season, and only the high quality bunches of grapes are chosen and moved to the cellar for pressing, followed by modern methods of fermentation.