ITALIAN RECIPES BY:

Santa Margherita SINCE 1935

Santa Margherita, the flagship brand of the Group, founded in 1935, has been contributing to the international success of premium-quality Italian wine for more than eighty years. That success has deep roots and strong bonds, backed up by an approach mapped out by Santa Margherita’s founder, Count Gaetano Marzotto. A pioneer in his time, Marzotto put vineyard and wines at the centre of a dynamic, wide-ranging universe in three areas with outstanding wine potential, Eastern Veneto, the Adige river valley and the hills of Valdobbiadene. Over the years, the Marzotto family has enthusiastically carried forward that passion, creating an intriguing wine mosaic that embraces some of the country’s most important wine districts: Franciacorta with Ca’ del Bosco, Alto Adige with Kettmeir, Trentino Alto Adige, Eastern Veneto and Prosecco with Santa Margherita, Chianti Classico with Lamole di Lamole, Maremma with Tenuta Sassoregale and Sicily with Terrelíade and Feudo Zirtari. Thanks to an ability to renew itself in respect of tradition, and to interpret changing consumer habits and preferences, Santa Margherita is one of the leading ambassadors of Italian excellence around the world, from Venice to Rome, New York and Shanghai, with bottles that have written the history of Italian wine. Love and respect for the territory, attention to native grape varieties, a deep bond with tradition and a ceaseless striving

intriguing wine mosaic that embraces some of the country’s most important wine districts: Franciacorta with Ca’ del Bosco, Alto Adige with Kettmeir, Trentino Alto Adige, Eastern Veneto and Prosecco with Santa Margherita, Chianti Classico with Lamole di Lamole, Maremma with Tenuta Sassoregale and Sicily with Terrelíade and Feudo Zirtari. Thanks to an ability to renew itself in respect of tradition, and to interpret changing consumer habits and preferences, Santa Margherita is one of the leading ambassadors of Italian excellence around the world, from Venice to Rome, New York and Shanghai, with bottles that have written the history of Italian wine. Love and respect for the territory, attention to native grape varieties, a deep bond with tradition and a ceaseless striving

for total quality are the principles from which the Group draws strength. Principles that have contributed to a success that knows no boundaries.

Mission and vision

The Santa Margherita-Gruppo Vinicolo mission is to make pairing our wines with food a satisfying, pleasurable experience. Our vision is to establish the Group around the World as one of the leading actors in Italian food and wine culture. We believe that a special thread links the producer, the vine and its territory of origin. Wine production, varietal typicality and terroir should be in perfect harmony and this is our first commitment to wine lovers. The second is that our wines are wholesome, and that the sensory characteristics of every wine will be consistent over time. Santa Margherita-Gruppo Vinicolo also strives to respond to all the requirements of consumers and commercial partners, just as we are committed to sharing our passion and knowledge of wine with consumers. In other words, the Group is working to expand the overall level of food and wine knowledge in the market and public awareness of the values embodied by every single bottle of our wines.

wine will be consistent over time. Santa Margherita-Gruppo Vinicolo also strives to respond to all the requirements of consumers and commercial partners, just as we are committed to sharing our passion and knowledge of wine with consumers. In other words, the Group is working to expand the overall level of food and wine knowledge in the market and public awareness of the values embodied by every single bottle of our wines.

Ecosustainability

Traditionally, Santa Margherita-Gruppo Vinicolo has been on the cutting edge of winemaking. Now the Group is playing a leading role in the ecological evolution of contemporary society, embodying a new sensitivity towards energy saving and reducing pollution. The essential intention is saving both heat and refrigeration during winery operations and in the overall self production of electricity from renewable sources. The first step in this development was the self-production of energy from a photovoltaic system. The procedure involves the winery at the Group’s headquarters, a location where tradition and innovation come together under the aegis of environmental sustainability. For the past few years, the 2,000 square metre roof-mounted panels have made it possible to meet a significant proportion of energy requirements. At the beginning of 2012, Santa Margherita completed another ambitious energy sustainability project that has made the Group’s main facility completely self-sufficient in energy production. This was made possible by the photovoltaic panels on the winery roofs in addition to renewable energy coming from a biomass power plant. Furthermore, a great amount of the bottles is sourced from a glass production facility near the Group’s main facility, a site that is entirely self-sufficient in energy, since it draws on the same renewable winery sources.

years, the 2,000 square metre roof-mounted panels have made it possible to meet a significant proportion of energy requirements. At the beginning of 2012, Santa Margherita completed another ambitious energy sustainability project that has made the Group’s main facility completely self-sufficient in energy production. This was made possible by the photovoltaic panels on the winery roofs in addition to renewable energy coming from a biomass power plant. Furthermore, a great amount of the bottles is sourced from a glass production facility near the Group’s main facility, a site that is entirely self-sufficient in energy, since it draws on the same renewable winery sources.

The estates - An amazing mosaic of wines

Since Santa Margherita was founded in 1935, it has expanded steadily adding new wineries to the large original estate in Eastern Veneto. We like to think of this structure as not just a wine group but also a 'wine mosaic' whose tiles are situated in Italy’s very finest production zones. Veneto, Alto Adige, Lombardy, Tuscany and Sicily are the regions where we have selected the most promising territories. After reinforcing our presence in Veneto with Torresella in the early 1980s, to raise the profile of the varieties of Eastern Italy, we welcomed Alto Adige-based Kettmeir, now approaching its centenary year and a pioneer in sparkling winemaking, having identified in its territory the superb potential that is today universally acknowledged. Tuscany followed in 1993 with Lamole di Lamole, perched on a balcony dominating the whole of Chianti Classico. Then in 1996 came Ca’ del Bosco, one of the wineries that shaped the Franciacorta DOCG, ranking today among the designation’s elite. In 2002, it was the turn of Tenuta Sassoregale in the Tuscan Maremma and in 2005 Sicily followed when we identified a wine production zone of great charm and huge potential at Lake Arancio in the province of Agrigento. The last tile in our mosaic brings us back to Veneto, in the heart of the Conegliano-Valdobbiadene DOCG. Since 2010 twelve hectares of hillslope vineyards reinforce Santa Margherita’s outpost in the historical

its territory the superb potential that is today universally acknowledged. Tuscany followed in 1993 with Lamole di Lamole, perched on a balcony dominating the whole of Chianti Classico. Then in 1996 came Ca’ del Bosco, one of the wineries that shaped the Franciacorta DOCG, ranking today among the designation’s elite. In 2002, it was the turn of Tenuta Sassoregale in the Tuscan Maremma and in 2005 Sicily followed when we identified a wine production zone of great charm and huge potential at Lake Arancio in the province of Agrigento. The last tile in our mosaic brings us back to Veneto, in the heart of the Conegliano-Valdobbiadene DOCG. Since 2010 twelve hectares of hillslope vineyards reinforce Santa Margherita’s outpost in the historical

homeland of Prosecco where, as long ago as 1952, we played an important role in the category international success.

Santa Margherita
Exploring taste

Santa Margherita is the heart and core of our Group. The brand embodies the history of the Marzotto family for Margherita was the name of founder Gaetano’s much-loved wife. Santa Margherita was the dynamo that generated the energy, the gift for innovation and the knack of anticipating some of the changes in taste that have marked out Italian wine over the past sixty years. Prosecco sparkling wine was made here as long ago as 1952, when in the space of a few decades a territory wine was transformed into a global phenomenon. In 1961, there followed Pinot Grigio, as the world now knows it. Vinification as a monovarietal off the skins enhances the freshness of the fruit, bringing out the wine’s enormous versatility at table. Shrewdly, the expertise acquired over the years by Santa Margherita’s oenologists has been focused on four territories: the Adige river valley, Valdobbiadene DOCG, Eastern Veneto and Chianti Classico D.O.C.G.. Today, these areas are the mainstays of the Santa Margherita list, a range that stands out for appeal on the palate, food flexibility and suitability for different moments of consumption.

transformed into a global phenomenon. In 1961, there followed Pinot Grigio, as the world now knows it. Vinification as a monovarietal off the skins enhances the freshness of the fruit, bringing out the wine’s enormous versatility at table. Shrewdly, the expertise acquired over the years by Santa Margherita’s oenologists has been focused on four territories: the Adige river valley, Valdobbiadene DOCG, Eastern Veneto and Chianti Classico D.O.C.G.. Today, these areas are the mainstays of the Santa Margherita list, a range that stands out for appeal on the palate, food flexibility and suitability for different moments of consumption.

Torresella
The authentic soulof Eastern Veneto

Torresella was set up in 1984 with a mission to bring out the distinctive, authentic characteristics of the grapes that have traditionally been grown in Eastern Veneto, reflecting the estate’s strong commitment to nature. This special relationship with the environment is symbolised graphically on every label by the Torresella logo, a vine set in the zone’s distinctive ecosystem. The winery provides an objective lesson on how typicity can go hand in hand with state-of-the-art technology to produce reliable wine in line with today’s lifestyles and current trends in food. The Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon still whites in this Veneto grown range are comprised by two Prosecco and a selection of equally land-rooted local reds: Merlot, Cabernet and Refosco. Appeal, authenticity and fresh-tasting drinkability have always been the cellar’s fundamental principles in conjunction with strict production controls and constant experimentation. Torresella’s commitment to viticulture and the local ecosystem has recently led to the development of a solar energy system featuring latest generation photovoltaic panels with higher yields traditional installations. The new system is capable of satisfying the winery’s entire energy requirement.

range are comprised by two Prosecco and a selection of equally land-rooted local reds: Merlot, Cabernet and Refosco. Appeal, authenticity and fresh-tasting drinkability have always been the cellar’s fundamental principles in conjunction with strict production controls and constant experimentation. Torresella’s commitment to viticulture and the local ecosystem has recently led to the development of a solar energy system featuring latest generation photovoltaic panels with higher yields traditional installations. The new system is capable of satisfying the winery’s entire energy requirement.

Kettmeir
The pearl of Alto Adige

Founded in 1919 by Giuseppe Kettmeir, the winery has been one of Alto Adige’s leading producers. Kettmeir was one of the pioneers of sparkling winemaking in Alto Adige and has long been releasing elegant single vineyard “Maso” (Alto Adige mountain farm) selections. Over the years, Kettmeir has remained true to ancient local wine traditions while adapting to the needs of the modern age. Facilities and production techniques in the vinification and bottling cellars are state of the art. An innovative collaboration approach enables Kettmeir to stay in direct contact with the land, encouraging growers to produce superb grapes in full respect to the environment.

Making elegant, varietal wines with a strong sense of place is a philosophy reflected in every bottle that bears the Kettmeir label. The results are waiting to be tasted in four lines that make up the Kettmeir product portfolio, featuring the sparklings, the special selections and the classic wines from the Alto Adige and the territory wines.

Cà del BoscoThe art of being Franciacort

If wine is art, Franciacorta’s masterpiece is Ca’ del Bosco. Ca’ del Bosco is the leading brand of sparkling wines with ultra-fine perlage that bear the name of the zone where they are made, Franciacorta. That enviable position has been reached thanks to the passion of Maurizio Zanella, who in the early 1970s set out to pursue his vocation, playing a leading role in Italy’s wine renaissance by transforming a house in the woods into a cutting-edge winery. At Ca’ del Bosco, one key principle inspires the entire production process, from grape selection to bottling, and that principle is quality, or rather, excellence. Ca’ del Bosco wines must meet the requirements for total drinking pleasure-supreme balance and perfect harmony. Ca’ del Bosco produces seven versions of Franciacorta D.O.C.G., Cuvée Prestige, Cuvée Prestige Rosé, Vintage Collection Brut, Dosage Zéro and Satèn, Cuvée Annamaria Clementi and Cuvée Annamaria Clementi Rosé. The Ca’ del Bosco portfolio also includes two Curtefranca D.O.C., featuring Curtefranca Bianco, Curtefranca Rosso and the Superwines with Chardonnay, Pinero, Maurizio Zanella, Carmenero and Il Merlot.

must meet the requirements for total drinking pleasure-supreme balance and perfect harmony. Ca’ del Bosco produces seven versions of Franciacorta D.O.C.G., Cuvée Prestige, Cuvée Prestige Rosé, Vintage Collection Brut, Dosage Zéro and Satèn, Cuvée Annamaria Clementi and Cuvée Annamaria Clementi Rosé. The Ca’ del Bosco portfolio also includes two Curtefranca D.O.C., featuring Curtefranca Bianco, Curtefranca Rosso and the Superwines with Chardonnay, Pinero, Maurizio Zanella, Carmenero and Il Merlot.

Lamole di LamoleThe most genuine fascination in Chianti Classico

Lamole di Lamole is the name of an enchanting hollow valley in the heart of Chianti Classico, that is more than 500 years old. Once our winery was the cellar for the castle that stood in this basin. A special feature of the estate is that the vineyards are situated in one of the highest points in Chianti Classico, which gives to the wines elegance and intense terroir driven aromas. Over the years, the estate’s programme of clonal selection has identified the two site-specific Lamole clones of sangiovese that give the cellar’s products their unique character. One vineyard that deserves special recognition is Campolungo, a “cru” with its own microclimate within the unique environment of Lamole di Lamole. This marvellous plot stands on a terrace with a panoramic view overlooking Chianti Classico. Its ten hectares at about 500 meters above sea level face south and south-west. The site is protected from cold north winds by Mount San Michele and receives warm sea breezes from the west. The vines were planted from 5 to 25 years ago and yield fruit for an elegantly refined vineyard selection, Chianti Classico Riserva Vigneto di Campolungo.

microclimate within the unique environment of Lamole di Lamole. This marvellous plot stands on a terrace with a panoramic view overlooking Chianti Classico. Its ten hectares at about 500 meters above sea level face south and south-west. The site is protected from cold north winds by Mount San Michele and receives warm sea breezes from the west. The vines were planted from 5 to 25 years ago and yield fruit for an elegantly refined vineyard selection, Chianti Classico Riserva Vigneto di Campolungo.

Tenuta Sassoregale
When Tuscany inspires your senses

Tenuta Sassoregale is located in the south of Tuscany, the Maremma’s wild, untouched territory. The estate is sorrounded by gently sloping hills covered in the medley of vegetation that makes up Mediterranean scrubland. Broom, arbutus, bramble briars, juniper, myrtle and heather grow among cork-oaks, holm oaks, cypresses and pines. All can be found in this soothing, wild landscape between the sea and the high hills of Montalcino rising to the north- northeast. High planting densities, cordon spur-trained vines, low environmental impact vineyard management and meticolous cellar operations are all instrumental in preserving a strong, distinctively territorial imprint on wines that are known for their balance power and elegance. The Tenuta Sassoregale portfolio is comprised of four single-variety wines: Sangiovese, Syrah, Merlot, Vermentino.

instrumental in preserving a strong, distinctively territorial imprint on wines that are known for their balance power and elegance. The Tenuta Sassoregale portfolio is comprised of four single-variety wines: Sangiovese, Syrah, Merlot, Vermentino.

Terreliade - Feudo Zirtari Elegance and passion from the land of sun

The winery, surrounded by vineyards that overlook Lake Arancio, is an oasis among the sun-scorched valleys where only almond and olive groves stand. The landscape is austere yet absolutely enchanting. That same, profound spirit pervades the estate on which the wines are made and matured. Terrelíade has a loving respect for its Sicilian environment, an irresistible blend of sun, sea, nature, countryside, farming, fertility, enthusiasm, creativity and solid values. The Terrelíade premium range communicates the authentic soul of Sicily in it’s wines from native to international varieties, whose subtle elegance tempers the freshness of the fruit with terroir driven complexity. As a tribute to the finest Sicilian tradition, each Terrelíade wine has its own name: Timpa Giadda (yellow stone), Nirà (cf. Greek “oneiros” = dream), Sulàri (sunshine), (Utti) Majuri (selected barrel). The two Feudo Zirtari wines are distinctive blends of native varieties with an international style. Both are exceptionally food-friendly and equally impressive for their approachability and sheer appeal.

freshness of the fruit with terroir driven complexity. As a tribute to the finest Sicilian tradition, each Terrelíade wine has its own name: Timpa Giadda (yellow stone), Nirà (cf. Greek “oneiros” = dream), Sulàri (sunshine), (Utti) Majuri (selected barrel). The two Feudo Zirtari wines are distinctive blends of native varieties with an international style. Both are exceptionally food-friendly and equally impressive for their approachability and sheer appeal.