Carpenè Malvolti – historical firm of Italian Oenology – was founded in 1868 from the desire of Antonio Carpenè to make sparkling wines and to distill wines with the grapes harvested from the hills of the Conegliano and Valdobbiadene area. A dream that has become a mission, now in its Fifth Generation. The Winery is located in Conegliano, refined City of Art in the Province of Treviso, in the heart of the Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. area and site of the first Oenological School in Italy founded in 1876 by Antonio Carpenè himself. As a way to commend Antonio Carpenè for the efforts he made in favour of the Italian Oenology and for turning Conegliano into the Prosecco homeland – which obtained the “D.O.C.G.” (Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin) status in 2009 – the City showed its gratitude by naming a street after him and realizing a bust in his honour. The bust is placed in front of the Oenological School, which is still nowadays recognized as one of the most prestigious Educational Institutes in Italy. Since 1868, Carpenè Malvolti has identified itself with its history – made of Territory, research and innovation – taking part in the cultural, economic and social growth of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene vine-growing area. The first Winery in Italy to produce Prosecco as a Sparkling Wine, to improve the sparkling wine process (Charmat Method) and to report, already in 1924, the denomination “Prosecco Amabile dei Colli di Coegliano” on a label, linking the name of the wine to the grape variety and its Territory of origin, as well as to be the first to report the term PVXINVM on a label in 2015.
Since 2009, the word “Prosecco” has identified the Territory located between the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia Regions and no more than the wine obtained from the homonymous grape, today called Glera. The appellation Prosecco can therefore only be given to the white sparkling wine obtained from the native Glera grape variety (min. 85%), produced and bottled exclusively in the North-East of Italy, according to the D.O.C.G. (Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin) and D.O.C. (Controlled Denomination of Origin) production disciplinaries, which represent two distinct quality levels. The historical production area of Conegliano Valdobbiadene has been awarded with the D.O.C.G. status, the highest qualification for Italian high quality wines. Only the Prosecco that comes from this Territory, that includes 15 Municipalities in the Province of Treviso – between the Dolomites and the Adriatic sea – can be defined as “Superiore”. The Hills of Conegliano Valdobbiadene with their steep slopes, often hard to cultivate due to the variety of soils, have made the rural landscape so unique and spectacular that it has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Within this area, there is a very special hill, enclosed by only 107 hectares, where the Superiore of Cartizze comes from, the highest oenological expression of the Prosecco. The Prosecco Superiore Carpenè Malvolti is produced in this Territory, for centuries devoted to viticulture, where historical Vine-Growers produce grapes of high quality, overseen with care during their vine-growing activities by the expert Agromists and Oenologists of the Winery.
From its wine-making experience Carpenè Malvolti gives birth to the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. in its different versions: “PVXINVM”, “1924 Prosecco”, “1868 Cartizze” and “1868 Prosecco” in its different typologies “Brut”, “Extra-Dry” and “Dry”. The “Tarvisium” Classic Method Brut, obtained from a careful second bottle fermentation of fine grapes coming from Trentino and the “Rosè Spumante Brut”, a sparkling wine produced through the Charmat Method, which is the most suitable system to enhance floral and fruity aromas of the Raboso grape – a native variety of the Treviso area – and of other red grape varieties, complete and enrich the range of Carpenè Malvolti Sparkling Wine production. Since the late XIX century, Carpenè Malvolti has been the first Winery to launch the Sparkling Wine “Prosecco” and among the first distilleries in Italy to produce Grappa and Brandy employing its own steam distillery. The “1868 Grappa da Prosecco Finissima” and “1868 Grappa da Prosecco Fine Vecchia” represent the result of a restyling process undertaken in order to renew the complete range and to enchance the distillate in its traditional and unique pumpkin-shaped bottle, introduced in 1930’s by Etile Carpenè. The new “1868 Brandy 9ys”, a vintage reproduction of the first distilled wine produced by Carpenè Malvolti, together with the “1868 Brandy 15ys” and the “1868 Brandy 21ys” complete the distillates selection. Attention, care and the hundred years experience in every aspect of the production cycle guarantee the purity and elegance that has always characterized the Carpenè Malvolti Distillates.