Name: Zardetto Start-up year: 1969 Cultivated hectares: 25 Winemaker name: Renato de Noni e Fabio Zardeto Address: Conegliano (TV) Web Site: www.zardettoprosecco.com
Almost a hundred years have now gone by since Bepi Zardetto lost his horse and cart fully loaded with wine barrels during the retreat from Caporetto, on the Italian front of the First World War. A hundred years over which a family has traced its history along a straight, continuous line marked by the work and passion of its members.
Between the silver medal won by Ernesto Zardetto in 1934 in the Sweet Wine category (or, as he called it in his dialect, vin da botìglia [wine for bottling]) and the success of Zardetto Prosecco on the international market and the tables of the world, there is a long bountiful path paved with the same extraordinary dedication to creating wines that the Zardetto family has passed on from father to son.
After Bepi, Ernesto and Pino, silent protagonists of an uninterrupted history, it is Fabio as its sole proprietor since 1998 who now has the task of bringing new energy to the company. A convinced advocate of the need to dedicate his production to specialising in Sparkling Prosecco, in 2002 he began building a new winery equipped with avant garde technologies.
This was his way of transforming a constant search for excellence into a strong impulse for modernization of the methods for making sparkling wines, through optimum organization of production and effective co-operation with trusted wine grape growers in the most suitable vineyards.
Fabio Zardetto, a careful selector of grapes and expert in the terroirs of Conegliano Valdobbiadene, firmly wants his wines to express the different specific features of each vineyard, the result of his own personal research and love for his land.