100% GleraFounded in 1935 by Gaetano Marzotto, Santa Margherita was named after Gaetano's much loved wife, Margherita. Steeped in a history of making Prosecco as far back as 1952, Santa Margherita gained its iconic status when it became among the first Italian Pinot Grigio to be vinified as a monovarietal, off its copper-colored skins enhancing its fruity freshness and bringing out the wine's versatility at the table.The illustration on the label is of the historic Villa Marzotto, which was subsequently bequeathed to the town of Portogruaro, an hour's drive from Venice. The bottle pays tribute to the illustrious history of the winery's founding by the Marzotto family. The crest sits on an attractively-draped necktie, which reflects the family's long history in the fabric and fashion industries. The front label is a small circle rather than a band to showcase the wine, but also includes a Venetian inspired mosaic pattern as a nod to the Marzotto family's regional roots.Our vineyards are mainly east of the historical town of Valdobbiadene, where we grow the semi-aromatic Glera grape, using only natural products in the vineyards. Due to the steep slopes and because we want to retain the purity of the fruit, we hand harvest the grapes generally in the second half of September.The wine is dry with fine, lively bubbles, delicate pear and apple fruit aromas and a crisp finish. Whether served at the beginning of a beautiful evening for two, or sipped throughout a lively meal with friends, this celebrated bubbly has versatility at the table that can be shared time and time again. The elegant mousse can refresh your palate for the next bite, and the greater complexity and intensity of our Prosecco Superiore DOCG will not get overwhelmed by heavier dishes.
When you hear "Santa Margherita," you probably think of our iconic Pinot Grigio. While we're proud to have led an entire generation of Italian white wines with this inspiring and much-loved favorite, there's a lot more to our story. Santa Margherita represents the best of tradition, innovation, a passion for authentic and enjoyable wines, and respect for the people and the lands that produces them.Over 80 years ago, Count Gaetano Marzotto led the revitalization of an abandoned portion of the Venetian countryside. Here, where rivers from the alps cut through the sun-drenched hills on their winding way to the Mediterranean shore, he created much-needed farmlands and restored traditional wine-making in what had been a region of fine vineyards since the time of the Roman Empire. Employing new agricultural science and a commitment to the needs of the Italian people, Marzotto gave this labor of love the name of his dear wife Margherita, and the first piece in the mosaic of Santa Margherita was set.Since then, Santa Margherita has grown to encompass vineyards across Italy, from the Veneto to Tuscany, producing distinctive, authentic wines of deep tradition and regional character. Our wines are crafted for the evolving tastes of today's fine wine lovers, and we invite you to pair the people and foods in your life with the Pinot Grigio we made famous, our brilliant Prosecco, our complex Chianti Classico Riserva or our delicate Sparkling Rose9.We hold our entire organization to the highest levels of social responsibility and environmental sustainability while remaining committed to our Italian heritage. As we continue to thrive and expand, the truest measure of our success is being welcomed and enjoyed by you, today.
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