Bonotto Delle Tezze
In the small province of Treviso are the enviable vines of of the Bonotte delle Tezze estate. Rolling from the Dolomites to the Adriatic, ancient clay soils are deep and warm and providing enviable conditions for the fat Glera grapes to hang lazily before being squashed into delicious prosecco. The family have been in the area for nearly 400 years, which is long enough to call yourself a local and develop a healthy affinity for understanding your land. The estate itself has some of the 16th century buildings that typify the region: the central courtyards still playing host to the wagons bringing in the grapes as it did an age before. In what was once a two storey barn, the upper level is now used as the loft for drying grapes with the lower levels an up-to-code gleaming row of vats letting the crush slowly develop into fizzy joy.