Ruggeri was established by Giustino Bisol in 1950 and it is now run by his son, Paolo, and grandchildren Giustino and Isabella. This winery’s collection of Proseccos – many bottled as top-quality Prosecco di Valdobbiadene DOCG – are among the finest to be found in the region. And don’t be misled: Ruggeri may only have been established in 1950 (and it moved to its current home in Valdobbiadene as recently as the early 1990s), but this is a family synonymous with the history of the region. The place name ‘Case Bisoi’ – houses of the Bisols – is found on the area’s oldest maps, and the family has been cultivating grapes here for centuries. Through this long-standing connection with the region, the Bisols have established unrivalled relationships with more than 100 of the finest grape growers, mainly in the Valdobbiadene municipality.
This wine is called “Vecchie Viti” (Old Vines) because the fruit comes from old vines scattered around the hills of Valdobbiadene’s territory and not from a single vineyard. Of course, it is difficult to determinate with absolute precision the age of these vines, but they are between 80 and 100 years old. To produce this wine Ruggeri need the cooperation of numerous farmers and owners of the best vineyards in San Pietro, Santo Stefano, Cartizze, Guia and Saccol.
The wine which is obtained from the first fermentation after some decanting-operations, is left to ferment until spring and then it is transferred into the pressure-vat. The second fermentation is carried out slowly, with great care. The wine is left in contact with the fine lees until a few days before bottling at the end of June.
A dry example of Prosecco with an exceptional structure with a characteristic bouquet of spring flowers and almonds.