PROSECCO SUPERIORE DOCG FROM SANTA MARGHERITA CELEBRATES 70 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

MIAMI, August 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The leading Italian wine brand known for its Pinot Grigio, Saint Margaretcelebrates its 70th anniversary since its very first production of Prosecco Superiore DOCG in 1952. Seventy years ago, Saint Margaret proudly pioneered this category of wine and transformed the once “local” sparkling wine into one of the best known and most popular sparkling wines in the world today. Since then, the brand has cemented the varietal as a benchmark for sparkling wine, eventually leading it to become a premium producer. In fact, according to recent data from Nielsen, Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG has been the number one selling Prosecco for more than $20/bottle* in United States.

Saint Margaret pioneered the idea of ​​using the Glera grape to produce sparkling wine in the 1950s in the hills of Conegliano Valdobbiadene, which today is the focal point of the Prosecco Superiore DOCG appellation. Count Gaetano Marzotto, the founder of Saint Margaret, followed his intuition and recognized the potential of wine. Ten years after seeing his vision come to fruition, the Zone Consortium was formed. Soon after, the first production regulations for Prosecco DOC were published, cultivating international recognition for the varietal.

“Who would believe that we have been producing Prosecco Superiore since 1952, even before our iconic Pinot Grigio,” said Vincent ChiaramonteSaint Margaret UNITED STATES President and CEO. “It is one of the pillars of our business and loved by consumers across United States.”

For seven decades, Saint Margaret has worked tirelessly to improve its processes in the vineyard and in production to enhance the quality of the terroir. The winery consolidated its presence in the DOCG with the acquisition of vineyards in Refrontolo and San Pietro di Feletto in the strip of foothills between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. Tenuta di Refrontolo was also acquired in 2011 and is located in one of the 43 “Rive”. It is an exclusive sub-denomination that embodies the finest and most distinctive local characteristics of Prosecco Superiore. The adoption of strict protocols in the vineyard and the use of innovative technologies in the winery guarantee total respect for the grapes and remarkable quality consistency.

from Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore is reminiscent of the Italian lifestyle,” says Gaetano Marzotto, President of the Gruppo Vinicolo de Santa Margherita. “He is also capable of conquering new wine lovers and opening the door to new markets. We believe it is a living testimony to our spirit of continuous innovation, craftsmanship and a symbol of continuous and tireless research.

The Santa Margherita Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG has fine bubbles that meander through its bright straw yellow color with greenish reflections. On the nose, you will get notes of peaches and sweet flowers. On the palate, the flavor includes fruity notes of pineapple and rennet apples. Prosecco Superiore can be enjoyed as an aperitif and goes perfectly with seafood, cheeses and rich desserts (SRP – $24.99). The Santa Margherita Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG “Rive di Refrontolo” Brut comes from the heart of the best Prosecco terroir. A starry straw yellow with green reflections inaugurates scents of peach and acacia flower mixed with white-fleshed fruits of apple and pear. The ideal accompaniments are shellfish, quality fish and elaborate appetizers (SRP – $55).

To learn more about the course of from Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG, visit www.santamargheritawines.com and follow Saint Margaret on instagram and Facebook to see how the brand will celebrate this milestone throughout the year.

About Santa Margherita UNITED STATES
Saint Margaret UNITED STATES is a fine wine import company representing premium and ultra-premium wineries. Saint Margaret UNITED STATES represents over ten world-renowned wineries across United Statesincluding Saint MargaretCa’ del Bosco, Kettmeir, Lamole di Lamole, Sassoregale, Torresella, Feudo Zirtari, Fattoria Sardi, Cà Maiol, Masi, ROCO Winery and Mesa Canteen. The wine portfolio is a dynamic and diverse mosaic of italy best wine regions and Oregonincluding the VenetoAlto Adige, Franciacorta, Lugana, Tuscany, Sardinia, Sicilyand the Willamette Valley.

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