Small boutique Venetian producer, Azienda Agricola Sfriso Pier are to participate in the 1st edition of the Wine Pleasures Workshop Buyer meets Italian Cellar (May 18 – 20 May 2009).
Pier and Réka run a traditional family business which was created by Grandfather Luciano almost 100 years ago!. That’s three generations back!
Pier and Réka’a philosophy on wine making clearly demonstrates that they that both passionate and caring when it comes to getting grape to glass. This is an important point for wine buyers attending the Wine Pleasures Workshops – many want to see passion in the wine makers. If they don’t see/feel this passion then it’s one reason they do not buy.
Background of “Della Dosa”
“Dosa” (wife of the Duke of Venice) is a derivation from “Dogaressa. It is said that Dogaressa, together with other nobles from Venice, would occasionally travel to the winery region, visiting their properties, spread all over Chiarano, journeying by boat upstream the Piavon canal which flows along the end of the winery vineyard. Consequently today their village is also known as “Land of Villas”. Nowadays, part of these Venetian Villas are abandoned. To remember this profound and important heritage of theri countryside, Pier and Reka have decided to honor their wines with the name “Della Dosa”.
They say “Our wines are typical of our region, they mirror the exact sensorial identity that are specific for the wines from our territory. These characteristics are sapidity and abundance of soft tannins for our red wines. The white wines are fruity with a good acidity making them particularly fresh and pleasant. Our wines are to be drunk young because of our vinification methods, in accordance with the historical local tradition”.
Wines are monovarietal and are: Cabernet Franc Della Dosa, Merlot Della Dosa, Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso Della Dosa, Rosè Della Dosa Prosecco Spumante Della Dosa VSQ, Chardonnay Della Dosa, Pinot Grigio Della Dosa & Gaio Spumante Dolce da Dessert Della Dosa.
If you would like to contact Azienda Agricola Sfriso Pier about their wines please do so through their website. If you would like to meet Pier and Réka and taste their wines at the Wine Pleasures Workshop Buyer meets Italian Cellar please complete an enrollment form.
If you are ever visiting the Veneto and of course the Sfriso Pier winery one accommodation option is the Casa di Paola – a delightful bed and breakfast in Chiarano close to both Venice and Treviso.