Col San Martino (Treviso)
Graziano Merotto's farm has strong ties to the land around Col San Martino, a Prosecco DOCG wine–producing area where vines have been cultivated for more than 2000 years. Here the love for the land runs through the veins of wine producers like sap in the vines themselves. Graziano Merotto works his vines by hand following in a rich tradition passed down through the generations from father to son and as far back as the early 1900s Agostino Merotto was well known for the quality of his Prosecco. Graziano has also been given a natural talent to really know the land and its strengths, to intuitively understand the development of the vine through every season, the ripeness of the grapes, the first taste of Superiore. These rare gifts mean that the history of the winery, though filled with the deep-rooted wine growing traditions of the family, reflects the personality of Graziano Merotto and his deep love for his vines. Today Merotto is considered one of the best producers of Prosecco Superiore DOCG, a wine he produces from his own vineyards or from suppliers who work vines in the same hills. His dedication has been acknowledged with the award of numerous prizes including, recently, the coveted Tre Bicchieri del Gambero Rosso for the Riserva del Fondatore “Graziano Merotto”.