Origins of DESIDERIO N°1
Nestled in the foothills of the Dolomite mountains lies Marca Trevigiana or, as you may know it, the March of Treviso. To the oenophile, this place is like the Holy Grail of Italian sparkling wine. Located 30km to the North of Venice, bounded to the northeast by the River Piave and the southwest by the river Sile, in the middle of the golden triangle between Conegliano, Valdobbiadene and Roncade, one place stands out above all others, Marca Trevigiana the ‘birthplace’ of Prosecco superiore Treviso DOC. For over 300 years, grapes have been grown here and used to produce Prosecco Superiore, which became very successful with the founding 1876 in Conegliano of Italy’s first School of Winemaking. Covering 15 communes, Veneto was and remains the epicenter of the world of Prosecco.
Veneto is not just the region which is home to Prosecco, there are fabulous full-bodied reds and light fruity whites that hail from the unmatched terroir, that mythical word that has no translation, but which encapsulates all the natural elements which go into creating a memorable wine. Within just a few kilometers that terroir can change dramatically, and so can the taste of the wine. The combination of steep hillsides, clay and silt from the river Piave, and cooling breezes off the Adriatic create a moderate climate and promote ideal growing conditions. This optimal climate also makes for fresh, vibrant grapes that are high in acidity, perfect for growing Glera, the signature grape of Prosecco wines. ‘Calandrine’ and ‘Carboncine’ soils, also found in the region, rich in clay and ‘Caranto’, a sand/marine clay conglomerate mixed with the calcareous cement of the Dolomites – the perfect soil for well-structured, full-bodied wines.
The DESIDERIO N°1 winery is located in the heart of the Marca Trevigiana, so any wine with our label on the bottle is guaranteed superior quality. However, there is more behind the creation of the Desiderio N°1 winery than wine production. We want to share the enjoyment, the experience, the company of like-minded friends. Our wines strive to become your new companions carrying you on the wings of desire on your journey to beautiful destinations where you can get lost together. Our whole enterprise is founded on one single statement: “There are no strangers in the world, only friends, who haven’t met yet.”
We want you to look upon our wines as new companions you make as you stop off on the route to your destination when, rather than rushing onwards, you want to take some time for yourself to enjoy the journey.
DESIDERIO N°1 wants to get you excited about our unique and exhilarating wines. These aren’t wines you’ll find on the shelf at your local supermarket, which is why we want to present them to you in a different light sharing our passion for them with you. We will accomplish this through our unique approach, which we refer to as:
FRESHEN UP, FASHION UP, FAME IT UP