Obtained from Glera grape, Prosecco is distinguished for its fruity and fragrant wine characteristics with a delicate nose. The Prosecco vine is hardy and vigorous with quite large, long grape clusters of golden yellow. The wine itself demonstrates a straw-yellow colour with greenish hue overlay. The nose offers a fragrant bouquet, including golden apples, citrus fruits and fresh plants, interspersed with lilac and acacia flowers.
The Veneto region was granted DOCG status in 2010 because it is the ideal home for Prosecco. With the right soil composition, hills well exposed to sunlight, abundant and frequent rainfall, constant mild temperatures between April and October, and marked temperature changes during the ripening season, there simply is no better place to produce this wine.
This perfect blend of climate, morphology, and soil composition combined with the long history of winemaking has resulted in superior wines of exceptional substance. In fact, there’s yet to be found any other wine area so perfectly suited to developing wines with the fragrant, complex aromas of Prosecco.
A family business with almost two centuries of history, and one that has known how to stay up-to-date without ever sitting back on its laurels. José Maria da Fonseca has been making wines since 1834, resulting from the shared passion of a family that has known how to preserve and project the memory and the prestige of its founder. Well aware of the responsibility of being the oldest producer of table wine and Setúbal Moscatel in Portugal, José Maria da Fonseca follows a philosophy of permanent development, constantly investing in research and production, combining the latest techniques with traditional know-how. An example of this is the José de Sousa Rosado Fernandes Winery, at Reguengos de Monsaraz, Alentejo, where the Roman tradition of clay pot fermentation is maintained alongside the latest technology.
Continuing to invest in benchmark products at international level, always produced to the highest standard, José Maria da Fonseca has contributed decisively to the promotion and prestige of national wines. The nearly 650 hectares of vineyards and a winery equipped with the latest technology, which competes with the best in the world, produce wines that combine the experience gathered throughout its history with the most advanced winemaking techniques.
In addition to all these resources, what most characterizes the work at José Maria da Fonseca is a great passion for the art of winemaking. It is this passion capable of generating emotions that José Maria da Fonseca shares with consumers every time they try one of the company’s wines.
Our five small distinctive vineyards are located throughout southern Margaret River. An area of our region we choose for its cool climate and ability to produce elegant, aromatic and medium bodied wines with personality and precision.
Our winery is located south of Margaret River in Karridale. It is state-of-the-art winemaking facility that enabled our team to create each wine in small batches to respect the varietal characteristics of the fruit and to express the individual flavours and complexities from our vineyards.
Stella Bella is rated amongst the best wineries in Australia and has set the benchmark for producing southern Margaret River wines. Today Stella Bella is a continuously evolving to create beautiful wines that captivate and create a memorable wine experience.
To give birth to a wine of excellence, the vine needs a terroir which challenges its potential to the fullest. To give birth to a soccer player of excellence, what is needed is a potrero, a makeshift soccer field, which stimulates his virtues and forges his talents. In Argentina, for many a far-off land in the confines of the world, both concepts, terroir and potrero, blend. As if blessed by contradiction, the poorer the terroir and the potrero, the better the results. Vinos de Potrero is located in Gualtallary, the winemaking micro-region at 1350 m above sea level in the middle of the Andes Range.
Casa da Passarella is based in Dao, one of Portugal's most promising wine regions. The region is quickly gaining international wine media attention as improvements in production and marketing have helped the region to start shining. The top Dao wines are now some of the most highly rated in Europe, winning consistent praise on both sides of the Atlantic.
Maior de Mendoza S.L. is a family business founded by José Barros Cuervo, one of the pioneers in the Albariño world. In the beginning the winery marketed its wines locally, but the dynamism has been continuous and it is now present in 15 countries and receives awards in the most prestigious wine competitions worldwide. Although, these days, it is one of the references of the Rías Baixas Denomination of Origin, Maior de Mendoza holds on to its family business roots and values with a corporate culture based on our passion for the Albariño variety and aiming to always present it at its very best. This is the commitment of the technical staff led by Cristina Mantilla, one of the most important oenologists in the country and one of the people who best understands the Albariño variety.
Quinta do Portal is a unique, family, fine winemaking company based in the Douro valley of Northern Portugal, the first wine region to be demarcated in 1756. It’s a boutique winery devoted to theproduction of the best wines this wonderful region can offer. Our family has been producing Ports for more than 100 years at “Quinta dos Muros” and has been inthe region since the XV century and played a very important role in the Demarcation of the region.
Quinta da Rede, with its prime location in the Douro by the river produces wines of excellence.
Viniverde is a holding company which represents seven major wineries and 1200 growers in the Minho sub-region of Vinho Verde. Viniverde is managed by Jose Oliveiros, General Partner and Winemaker. The wines of Viniverde are exquisite, yet simple and well-balanced, reflecting the superiority of the terroir and climate which makes their wines so enjoyable.