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The Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene proclaimed UNESCO World Heritage Site

A territory that is a global cultural heritage of exceptional universal value, to be protected, preserved, and handed down to future generations.

As of today, the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene are officially the 55th Italian “World Heritage Site”. So the UNESCO Assembly gathered in Azerbaijan declared.

Innocente Nardi – President of the Temporary Association of Purpose “The Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene World Heritage Site”, and of the Consortium for the Protection of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG – expressed hisprofound satisfaction and immense joy at the declaration of the Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene as a World Heritage Site”.

– “In Baku, the Unesco World Assembly bestowed upon our hills this coveted recognition, thereby making them the 55th Italian site to be protected and safeguarded due to the uniqueness of its cultural landscape. It is thanks to the work carried out by an exceptional team led by the governor of the Veneto Region Luca Zaia, with the contribution of the competent Ministries and impeccable work of the scientific committee  – chaired by Mauro Agnoletti -, and not least, the support of the Italian Unesco Delegation, that we have achieved this goal. Speaking of goalsPresident Nardi addedthis recognition should not be seen as a destination, but merely as an important step on a journey towards enhancing the cultural, artistic, and agricultural heritage of this small area, known for its principal product, Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore”.

 The nomination process lasted ten years, and while this journey was both long and at times difficult, not only was it in line with the average times for other registered sites, but it saw the emergence of a solid cohesion amongst the interested parties, from the various municipal administrations and trade associations, to the local entrepreneurs, right down to the area’s inhabitants. It is this enthusiasm and dedication that has enabled us to achieve our objective.

The producers that make up the Consortium of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Docg have been the driving force and soul of the nomination” – added Innocente Nardi. – “Right from the beginning, and throughout the entire nomination process, they have never wavered in their belief in the uniqueness of our landscape, with its vineyard-embroidered hills and inaccessible slopes that require such hard and entirely manual labour. It is the commitment of generations of wine producers working in the vineyards, forging the “patchworks” that we see today, as well as the characteristic “ciglioni”, which distinguish our viticulture  – and therefore our territory – from others, that has led to UNESCO recognition“.

As of today, it is the responsibility of us all, but first and foremost that of the Consortium for the Protection of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG, in harmony with the newly established site management association, to focus on the conservation and maintenance of the registered landscape assets, while paying particular attention to the Unesco guidelines for their protection and enhancement for future generations, in accordance with the objectives aimed at achieving balanced and harmonious economic and social development.

The objective of such valorisation involves the sustainable development of the registered area, that will be made possible thanks to a management plan drawn up in agreement between the private and public institutions. For years, the theme of sustainability has been present in territorial government plans – thanks to the collaboration of entrepreneurs, wine producers and public administration along with the coordination of the Consortium for the Protection of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG- for the protection of the environment and its inhabitants.

Top of the list for the Protection Consortium and the parties involved is the controlled development of tourism in the territory. In fact, particular attention will be paid to this sector precisely because of its decidedly positive economic prospects, despite which these will have to be managed and addressed through a sustainable approach.

The Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene landscape is the 10th site in the world to be registered under the category of “cultural landscape”, and is characterized by three unique attributes, based on different geomorphological and cultural characteristics, compared to the other nine territories (Alto Douro – Portugal, Tokaj – Hungary, Pico Island – Portugal, Lavaux – Switzerland, Langhe Roero and Monferrato – Italy, Champagne – France, Burgundy – France, Saint-Emilion – France, Wachau – Austria). All ten of these sites are evolutionary cultural landscapes, visible results of the interaction – a vital, constantly evolving interaction-, between man and the environment.

I am extremely proud because Unesco recognition is confirmation of the unique value of the Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene landscape, fruit of man’s work in harmony with nature,” concluded Innocente Nardi.

Let’s toast to the newborn Puccini!

It’s the color of Sicilian sunshine and the sweet, juicy fragrance of Ciaculli tangerines – a unique, late-ripening (“tardivo”), Slow Food-endorsed variety from the countryside near Palermo. The latter’s luscious, tender flesh, scarce pips and thin, easily peeled rind make for an ideal combination with Venetian sparkle and liveliness, in an irresistible cocktail of zesty freshness and bubbly, citrus delight.

 

 

Tasted 100% blind: Canella Prosecco Superiore Ranked 2nd out of 100!

More kudos for our pinnacle Prosecco: we had barely finished toasting to the recent Falstaff Sparkling Trophy, when news of a further international accolade reached us: Andreas Larsson, Best Sommelier of the World 2007, tasted 100 Proseccos blind and our Valdobbiadene Superiore Extra Dry DOCG was second out of the hundred tasted.

This is what Andreas wrote: “Canella – Prosecco: pale straw colour with young energetic bubbles. Some autolytic notes, pale stone fruit, pear and slight nuttiness on the nose. Medium weight, good grip, balanced dosage, creamy texture, fresh stone fruit notes and rather long finish. A bit more depth and complexity than most other wines this session. 88/100

 

 

Vinitaly is just round the corner!

There’s a lot to look forward to these days: the early overtures of spring after a pretty chilly coda to winter, the joys of colorful Easter egg hunts with your kids and… the year’s major wine fair, Vinitaly, April 7-10.
As always, we’ll be there: you may remember the spot, it’s Pavilion 5, Stand E, as usual!

A Venetian in Vienna: our Prosecco DOCG wins Falstaff Sparkling Trophy

We are delighted to announce that Austria’s Falstaff Magazin has awarded our vintage Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Brut DOCG 91/100 points in its Falstaff Weinguide 2018/19.

This is a truly momentous seal of approval, coming as it does from the most widely read wine & food publication… in a country well known for its scintillating lifestyle and gourmet tastes.

The review praised the Valdobbiadene’s “silvery hues and subtle perlage. Cool, aloof bouquet and light herbaceous notes. Crisp, fresh and fruity on the palate, precise and bold, with distinctive balance and harmony.”

Care to waltz, anyone?

Top-tier Canella Prosecco DOCG wins Mundus Vini silver

Here at the Canella winery, we’re bubbling over with joy. What’s more, these are not just any bubbles, they’re genuine DOCG bollicine from our Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG!

We know: the full name is a mouthful, but so is the wine, as testified by the highly coveted silver medal awarded it at the Grand International Wine Award Mundus Vini in Neustadt, Germany. For four days, some 260 professionals from 47 countries tasted nearly 4.311 wines from over 150 wine-growing regions worldwide. You can imagine our happiness in being selected out of the crème de la crème of international vineyards.

 

Prowein 2019

Thousands of wine professionals flock to the Düsseldorf trade fair annually. This year, thousands of professionals in love with Venetian sparkle will enjoy a very special “date” – March 17th through 19th – with their favorite Canellas
With Tommaso Canella and Fabio Lunardi, visitors will be able to taste our Bellini, Rossini and Mimosa cocktails, our Prosecco DOCG Superiore and admire our Prosecco DOC’s brand new packaging.
You can’t miss us… at Pavilion 16, Stand 16H82.

The Courtesans’ Ball in Venice

Few experiences are quite as rewarding as a Venetian Carnival – a kaleidoscope of festivities, regattas, floats, fireworks and parades that commemorate the city’s glorious history… and inevitably feature the most Venetian of cocktails, Bellini. Canella Bellini’s peachy fragrance and rosy sparkle is set to light up “Cortigiane a Palazzo” on Fat Thursday, February 28th, at Ca’ Sagredo – the Renaissance palazzo and 5-star hotel on the Grand Canal.

Its spectacular frescoed halls, crystal chandeliers and marble staircases will provide a superb period backdrop to the event itself: a masquerade ball and soirée reenacting the saucy fun, music, dances and games of a Renaissance Carnival in the Venetian nobility’s Casin – think a very, very luxurious bachelor pad of the times. Only bigger and better, filled with the finest artwork, most scintillating conversation and loveliest courtesans of a city renowned for its women’s blonde, blue-eyed beauty. Bellezza. To blend with Bellini.

Cortigiane a Palazzo 2019 from Bellini Cocktail on Vimeo.