Extraordinary Vintages

The uniqueness of Valdobbiadene, Italy — a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of Foss Marai Wines — is an integral part of the brand’s identity.
Words by Sandy Lindsey | March 29, 2020 | Lifestyle

Valdobbiadene is a difficult land to work, with its high hill vineyards and steep slopes, it’s a place where it’s difficult to even remain standing without falling. The steep slopes make mechanization almost impossible, causing the management of the vineyards largely entrusted to small winemakers and a family tradition. Thus the hills appear “hand-embroidered” by the artisan expertise of the farmers. Foss Marai is the only company in the Veneto region to use indigenous yeasts taken and selected directly in the Prosecco di Valdobbiadene plant. These selected yeasts are tested in the laboratory to verify their various potentials, and are then used to make the first and second fermentation. This process gives them the opportunity to check and maintain the quality of the raw material of the various harvest years. Many people are unwilling to drink sparkling wine as they claim it causes headaches and stomach pains. Not with Foss Marai. Their bubbles are completely natural and therefore do not cause any kind of intestinal problems. Their products have a fine perlage and the contained CO2 is very low, but above all it is completely natural, not added. All this is due to the continuous research and development of these Foss Marai yeasts. Raise your glass and enjoy;