Carpenè Malvolti Reports Successful 2015 Harvest
Treviso, Italy (October 14, 2015) – Carpenè Malvolti, the historical winery located in the heart of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG, reports that the 2015 harvest was a banner year for the whole area of Prosecco and particularly for the DOCG.
The company reports that the 2015 vintage was characterized by a warm and mild summer. There was little rainfall early in the season, leading to a minor drought. This drought period, however, did not have a negative effect on the harvest. In fact, this dry period should lead to an even better harvest next year, as the minor stress to the vines leads to deeper root development.
Indeed, the oldest vines of the region suffered little from this shortage of water. The growing conditions led to a decrease in overall yields, thus concentrating aromas and flavors in the grapes. Thankfully, enough rain fell after veraison to alleviate the situation and help bring the grapes to a satisfactory harvest.
At Carpenè Malvolti, harvest conditions were ideal and went according to plan, even from their most challenging vineyards. According to the company, the 2015 harvest will, therefore, be a vintage that will produce great wines and they feel that this year has undoubtedly created conditions that should reflect positively on harvests to come.
“The conclusion of the first fermentations shows excellent quality and concentration,” says Domenico Scimone, Director for Carpenè Malvolti. “We are, however, still waiting for the conclusion of the fermentations of the grapes coming from our vineyards at higher elevation, which traditionally give our wines their best character. We should have a complete picture by late autumn, but all signs point to a great vintage for us.”
About Carpenè Malvolti
Perfected and introduced to the northwest hills of Italy by Antonio Carpenè – the “father of Prosecco” – the charmat method of sparkling wine production elevated the quality of sparkling wine in the Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG Area, which has been nominated to become an UNESCO World heritage site. From its founding, Carpenè Malvolti is still family owned and run. In addition to a robust portfolio of DOCG Prosecco, including Cartizze Superiore DOCG, Carpenè Malvolti produces Grappa Bianca, Grappa Riserva, and Grappa di Prosecco.