Unique surroundings, a territory full of history, a multidisciplinary project of recovery and landscape care: all of this is the Rediscovered Vineyard.
A special project
A recovery operation which will see the reopening of an ancient vineyard right in the heart of Asolo, and which will bring to the production of an exclusive Cru in the year 2022.
In the heart of Asolo, surrounded by a fairytale landscape underneath the 16th-Century Villa De Mattia, there is an ancient vineyard which is now undergoing a wide recovery project.
A multidisciplinary team, comprising a historian, a landscape architect as well as a squad of oenologists belonging to the C.R.E.A. of Conegliano, is trying, since July 2017, to bring this “lost garden” back to its original splendour.
STATE OF THE ART
The first studies have brought to the complete cleansing of the area, with the exception of healthy plants (which will be of fundamental importance in the vineyard’s new set-up).
The project has been officially unveiled to the press during an event held in Asolo in early October 2017; in it, after a series of speeches by the members of the team, everyone had the opportunity to visit and walk through the vineyard.
Currently, a comparison between the biotypes found in the vineyard and those available at the C.R.E.A. is underway: its goal is to establish a correspondence between them or, on the contrary, to see if there is an even higher degree of biodiversity. A further analysis of the ground will also help to ascertain its influence on plants’ longevity, each of which has already been marked and identified.
The vineyard today
approx. 3000 square meters (0.3 Ha)
Number of plants at the beginning of the project:
around 25% (very steep)
PHASES OF THE PROJECT
Until July 2017, when the Serena family acquired it,
the vineyard was left in a semi-abandoned state.
The first surveys
Between September and October 2017, a multidisciplinary team of experts performed the first studies on the area, as well as its preliminary cleansing.
During November 2017 the CREA, an institution affiliated to Italy’s Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, performed the first exams on the vines.
THE FIRST IN-FIELD ANALYSIS
During Winter 2017-2018 the collected material was studied and examined in Conegliano, where the CREA has its premises.