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Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore Brut Valdobbiadene D.O.C.G 2012

Member Review by Mark Angelillo:

Tropical fruit nose, a bit of melon and orange flavor. Autolytic finish.

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Santa Margherita:
Eighty years of “actual” history, but more than two centuries of business activity in the Veneto: Santa Margherita was founded in 1935 by Count Gaetano Marzotto Jr. who, at the time, was running the family’s Vicenza-based textile group, which was started up at the beginning of the 19th century by his grandfather, Luigi. His aim was a very specific one: to succeed in creatin... Read more
Eighty years of “actual” history, but more than two centuries of business activity in the Veneto: Santa Margherita was founded in 1935 by Count Gaetano Marzotto Jr. who, at the time, was running the family’s Vicenza-based textile group, which was started up at the beginning of the 19th century by his grandfather, Luigi. His aim was a very specific one: to succeed in creating an innovative agricultural hub that would break the traditional mould of the time and represent a source of modernity and growth. This vision was perfectly in line with the spirit of Count Gaetano Jr.: a real tycoon who was extremely able in reconciling company objectives with social needs. Indeed, around the Santa Margherita estate – just as at Valdagno around the Marzotto headquarters – he created the first residential quarters for his employees, as well as cultural and recreational facilities. This sensitivity was real and not merely a façade, and he persisted with it through the difficult times of the Second World War and the immediate postwar years. He was an entrepreneurial figure who played a prominent role in Italian financial matters: he had an uncommon knack for interpreting the trends of the world economy (it was also he who came up with the idea of hotel chains, thus giving a helping hand to Italy’s burgeoning tourist industry). He made important decisions that affected the public good, but he also encouraged more widespread development, earning the nickname of “the humanist businessman”. Count Gaetano Jr. had eight children and today his grandson (who bears his name and is the son of his eldest son, Vittorio Emanuele) is in charge of Santa Margherit.For his “revolutionary” estate, Gaetano Marzotto Jr. chose a vast property of over a thousand hectares lying between Fossalta and Portogruaro: a tract of land that the Stucky family had put up for sale, after having completely reclaimed it and made it suitable for agriculture. Where before there had been marshland, one could now admire well-ordered fields. Gaetano Marzotto carried out further improvements on the property: he completely modified the cultivation techniques, unified the estate and abolished sharecropping, introducing new crops and improving the living conditions of the farm workers. These were, for the time, epoch-making changes, and other companies would follow his example in the decades that were to follow. Read less

Member Reviews for Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore Brut Valdobbiadene D.O.C.G

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3.00 5
12/03/2009

Tropical fruit nose, a bit of melon and orange flavor. Autolytic finish.


Snooth User: zufrieden
2593863,866
3.50 5
05/18/2011

NV Prosecco. Nice brioche, vanilla and melba toast nose with good, consistent and rapid effervescence. Slight tropical fruit on the palate with a hint of almond bitterness and just a touch of sweetness. A very nice, relaxing sparkler to accompany the Stanley Cup semi-finals - if beer is to be avoided.


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
3.50 5
09/29/2006

Bright and crsip prosecco, not bitter or acidic.


Snooth User: joshwoodward
129954234
4.00 5
05/15/2009

Very pale color. Crisp, flavorful, and very yeasty. A generous hint of sweetness. Quaffer, and not overly complex, but very pleasant. $30


Snooth User: JellyBeans
27560925
5.00 5
10/12/2009

Love it, received some good ratings from the wine magazines too. I had never tried Prosecco, but knew Santa Margherita. It is very easy to drink and great for parties!

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External Reviews for Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore Brut Valdobbiadene D.O.C.G

External Review
06/20/2012

Straw yellow in color. Aromas characterized by a fine fruity fragrance and an elegant long-lived perlage. It is pleasantly dry with a well-balanced acidity, which makes the wine fresh and lively.



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