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Diego Tomasi Appointed as New Director of Consortium for the Protection of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG

15 November, 2021

Diego Tomasi Appointed as New Director of Consortium for the Protection of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG November 15, 2021, Solighetto – The board of directors of Consorzio di Tutela del Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG is proud to announce Diego Tomasi as its new director, following the election of President Elvira Bortolomiol. "We are extremely pleased with this new appointment. We have dedicated the first months of our mandate to the search for a figure who could fill this important position" announces the newly elected President Elvira Bortolomiol "There are many challenges and opportunities that we need to undertake,” continues the President, "the authoritative profile of Diego Tomasi and his knowledge of the denomination, together with his scientific expertise, will be the strong points on which to base the work that awaits us.” Diego Tomasi is a renowned researcher at CREA-VE (Council for Agricultural Research and Economics- Veneto, Italy) an expert on the terroir of Conegliano Valdobbiadene, and has now accepted the position of director at Consorzio di Tutela. After decades of study, and research, Tomasi has recently been awarded a special mention by the OIV (Organization Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin) for his publication on the origin of the quality of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG wines. "I am ready to commit myself alongside the President and the entire Board of Directors" states Tomasi, "I am motivated, above all, by the competence of my new colleagues, a precise vision of the denomination, and the prestige of the role I am going to play. Climate, soils, the quality of our grapes, tradition, human endeavours, and the landscape are just some of the elements that will have to be studied, in order to raise the international recognition of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG, to an even higher level," he explains.  "I am very excited to make my experience and scientific expertise available to the Consorzio and the Denomination, as well as the climate change, the demand to meet green challenges imposed by the European community and enhancing the unique landscape of our hills and its Rive sites. Tomasi, adds, "this unique landscape has always been the subject of my studies and it will be combined with UNESCO recognition in order to collaborate with the Association for the Heritage of the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, on strategies for monitoring, and enhancing the value of the area in accordance with the UNESCO’s guidelines.” The future looks bright, as newly appointed director, Diego Tomasi, is fully equipped to take on his endeavors, with a team of thirteen dedicated staff eager to collaborate using the most cutting-edge tools in the industry. About the Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G.    The Consorzio is a private body created to represent vine-growers, winemaking companies, and bottlers from Conegliano Valdobbiadene and to safeguard the standards of what are now the D.O.C.G. criteria in crafting wines of the highest quality and distinct provenance. Their work is focused on three major areas: protection, promotion, and sustainability. They improve sparkling production methods, provide assistance and training, and supervise all stages of winemaking to guarantee the quality of this outstanding, Italian viticultural region. Prosecco Superiore exports to over 180 countries.   Created in 1969, Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore was one of the first Italian appellations to earn D.O.C recognition, obtaining the D.O.C.G. status in 2009. These sparkling wines come from the historic area of Prosecco production, a unique, hillside terroir that was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019. Conegliano Valdobbiadene is situated in the northeast of Italy, between Venice and the Dolomites (at the foothills of the Alps), offering a mild, temperate climate ideal for grape growing, producing serious food wines with pairing versatility, showcasing a range of different styles, aromas, and flavor characteristics.   Connect with the Consorzio on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, or visit prosecco.it to learn more about the region and its sparkling wines.   About Charles Communications Associates  Founded in 2003, Charles Communications Associates, LLC (CCA) is an independent creative marketing communications and public relations firm based in San Francisco, California, that helps local and global companies create, build, and launch brands. Recognized as one of the most effective marketing firms in the wine industry, CCA is also known for success in the gourmet, natural, and organic food and beverage categories, as well as for top shelf spirits and luxury products marketing. Please socialize with us @CharlesComm on Twitter, and @AlltheSwirl on Instagram and Facebook.  For interviews, imagery, or more information, please contact:    Kimberly Noelle Charles at Charles Communications Associates: kcharles@charlescomm.com or (415) 701-9463.
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The Consortium for the Protection of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG announces results of the 2021 harvest

7 October, 2021

The Consortium for the Protection of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG announces results of the 2021 harvest. October 7, 2021, Solighetto - The Consortium for the Protection of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG announced this week the successful conclusion of harvest 2021.  It kicked off in mid-September in the Conegliano area and moved westward towards the heroic territories around Valdobbiadene around the end of September, concluding on October 3rd  for the entire region.    The denomination concludes the most important moment of the year resting on the solid foundations of its most recent successes. More than 64 million bottles have been certified to date in 2021, and given the reduced yields of 2020, now the region is back to  normalizing the production quantities laid out in the regulations. "We are really pleased with the positive results that the denomination has achieved both at the close of 2020 and in 2021,"states Elvira Bortolomiol, President of the Consorzio di Tutela - "The analysis of the fruit in the vineyard assures us of a vintage that we will remember for its quality. We are proud of the work that all the winegrowers have achieved again this year. Our commitment shows not only our passion for wine, but also for the land, which is our most precious asset. Meteorological trends in 2021 From a meteorological point of view, 2021 was a cool year compared to the last 15 years; for this reason, the development of the vines and consequently the ripening of the grapes were significantly delayed, about ten to twelve days for each phenological phase. A cool spring carried on through April and May, with rains in May falling evenly throughout the region. In contrast to previous years, the summer months of June and July were less rainy and this had the advantage of having to deal with less disease in the vineyards. The vines yielded healthy bunches of grapes, which avoided sunburn or dehydration. The range of temperatures in August and a cool start to September led to good levels of acidity, which is essential for obtaining top quality sparkling wines with a marked freshness. Harvest operations began in the southeastern zone, on the slopes most exposed to the sun, and then moved towards the northwest during the month of September.  Given the characteristics of the terrain, marked by very steep slopes and ups and downs that are difficult for machinery to access, in Conegliano Valdobbiadene 600/700 hours per hectare per year of manual work are required, compared to an average of 150/200 hours per hectare in the flat areas, where mechanization is advanced. For this reason, the heroic harvest represents the moment of maximum ingenuity of the area's wine growers and is a time honored tradition that among other factors, distinguishes its DOCG status. About the Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G.   The Consorzio is a private body created to represent vine-growers, winemaking companies and bottlers from Conegliano Valdobbiadene and to safeguard the standards of what are now the D.O.C.G. criteria in crafting wines of the highest quality and distinct provenance. Their work is focused on three major areas: protection, promotion, and sustainability. They improve sparkling production methods, provide assistance and training and supervise all stages of winemaking to guarantee the quality of this outstanding, Italian viticultural region. Prosecco Superiore exports to over 180 countries.  Created in 1969, Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore was one of the first Italian appellations to earn D.O.C recognition, obtaining the D.O.C.G. status in 2009. These sparkling wines come from the historic area of Prosecco production, a unique, hillside terroir that was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019. Conegliano Valdobbiadene is situated in the northeast of Italy, between Venice and the Dolomites (at the foothills of the Alps), offering a mild, temperate climate ideal for grape growing, producing serious food wines with pairing versatility, showcasing a range of different styles, aromas and flavor characteristics.     Connect with the Consorzio on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, or visit prosecco.it to learn more about the region and its sparkling wines.  About Charles Communications Associates Founded in 2003, Charles Communications Associates, LLC (CCA) is an independent creative marketing communications and public relations firm based in San Francisco, California, that helps local and global companies create, build, and launch brands. Recognized as one of the most effective marketing firms in the wine industry, CCA is also known for success in the gourmet, natural, and organic food and beverage categories, as well as for top shelf spirits and luxury products marketing. Please socialize with us @CharlesComm on Twitter, and @AlltheSwirl on Instagram and Facebook. Photo Credit: Arcangelo Piai For interviews, imagery, or more information, please contact:   Kimberly Noelle Charles at Charles Communications Associates: kcharles@charlescomm.com or (415) 701-9463.
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Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG announces appointment of new President Elvira Maria Bortolomiol

23 July, 2021

Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG announces appointment of new President Elvira Maria Bortolomiol   Solighetto, Italy July 23, 2021- The Consorzio di Tutela del Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG recently announced the election of their new President, Elvira Maria Bortolomiol. Ms. Bortolomiol is the first female President in the history of the Consorzio and was unanimously elected by the board. The role of President revolves every 3 years and is always led by a producer of the Consorzio. Of her position, she states "I am very honored to have been elected president of the Consorzio di Tutela del Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG." "I was born into a family that has seen the history of Prosecco grow in the world and has been a part of it. There are still many challenges ahead of us, the territory in which we have our roots requires it because it must be protected and enhanced in terms of landscape and environmental sustainability and the competitiveness of the global market requires it, which as we have already experienced, rewards the excellence of our product. The next few years will be an exciting stimulus to continue the promotion and communication of the Denomination in Italy and worldwide."  The focus for the Consorzio in the coming years will be to continue to build on the quality image of the   denomination, through communications campaigns, and fairs and events for trade and consumers, both in Italy and abroad.  The region was designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO two years ago, and the Consorzio will be continuing with its focus on conservation of the landscape and - in line with UNESCO values - ensuring its protection for future generations in a way that allows both nature and community to thrive.  Another key objective is to ensure the sensitive and sustainable development of growing tourism and eno-tourism in the territory. The Consorzio di Tutela del Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG was founded in 1962 as a private entity to guarantee and oversee compliance with the production regulations of Prosecco Superiore DOCG. The sparkling wine produced in the hills between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene (TV) was certified Controlled Denomination of Origin in 1969 and Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin in 2009. The production area includes 15 municipalities: Conegliano, San Vendemiano, Colle Umberto, Vittorio Veneto, Tarzo, Cison di Valmarino, San Pietro di Feletto, Refrontolo, Susegana, Pieve di Soligo, Farra di Soligo, Follina, Miane, Vidor, and Valdobbiadene. The Consorzio, currently chaired by Innocente Nardi, is based in the town of Solighetto in Pieve di Soligo, and brings together 192 sparkling wine cellars and 442 winemakers. The Denomination includes a total of 3400 families of the territory that are engaged in the production of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore. It operates in three main areas – the protection and promotion of the product in Italy and abroad-, by promoting knowledge through training, event organization, and public relations. Finally, it provides technical assistance to consortium members that covers all aspects, from the vineyard to the cellar. For media interviews, images and further information, contact Kimberly Noelle Charles of Charles Communications Associates, kcharles@charlescomm.com, or 415-730-0064.  
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