If Cantine Maschio was originally a distillery that had existed for several centuries, Bonaventura Maschio decided to transform it into a winery in 1973. Always on the cutting edge, he tried to be as modern as possible in viticulture and production methods, which proved to be the right decision. Today, Maschio Chardonnay and Maschio Pinot Rosa are two of the best-selling wines in Italy.
Successful sparkling wines from Veneto - Cantine Maschio
The Maschios grapes come from the Prosecco region in Veneto. On the hills of Valdobbiadene and Conegliano, as well as in the Piave Valley, the grapes for the family's wines ripen. Accordingly, their name is now, of course, inextricably linked with Italian sparkling wine. Cantine Maschio has been able to profit from the growing popularity of the aperitif culture and build on its reputation. The Veneto tradition of the "ombra," a glass shared with friends, is representative of this lifestyle.
The grapes and the Maschio wines
White grape varieties make up the largest part of the harvest at Cantine Maschio:
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Pinot Bianco
In addition to these classics, the Verduzzo grape variety is also cultivated, which is native to Veneto. Pinot Noir is the only red variety cultivated for the rosé wines. Innovation, as already mentioned, is a fundamental pillar of Maschio, and so the cellar is modern with cold extraction of juice and cooling of the must with nitrogen.
The sparkling wine production
In contrast to the classic sparkling wine production with a double fermentation, at Maschio only a single fermentation is carried out, using only must from the first pressing. The wine then ferments for about 4 weeks in a pressure vessel and can then be bottled.
17 different wines are now produced at Maschio. Sparkling wines with the classic Prosecco make up the bulk, but single-varietal Traminer or Chardonnay also ferment in the bottle. Rosé sparkling wines are also offered. In addition, some sparkling wines such as Prosecco Frizzante or other grape varieties such as the aforementioned Verduzzo have their place.
More information aboutCantine Maschio
|Company Name:||Cantine Maschio|
|Street:||Via Roma 2|
|City:||31028 Vazzola (TV)|
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|Telephone:||+39 0438 794115|
|Fax:||+39 0438 795278|