Col Sandago lies in the prestigious province of Treviso, nestled amidst the stunning hills of the D.O.C.G. Conegliano Valdobbiadene region. The Glera variety which is grown here benefits from the chemical and physical peculiarities of the land.
The exposure, the slopes, the altitudes, and the microclimates all contribute to the high quality of the product.
The excellent wines produced in the Valdobbiadene-Conegliano area make it one of the most important sparkling wine producing districts in Italy and the world.
The excellent food, art and culture of this hard-working people together with the quiet surroundings contribute to creating an elegant setting filled with aromas and flavors.
Col Sandago is located in a luxuriant area, where the vines are rich with the precious substances absorbed by the soil during prehistoric times, when an immense glacier from the Dolomites descended into the valley, shaping the land and excavating the bed of the historic Piave river.
A variety with an important history.
Originally from Styria, an Austrian region, two centuries ago it reached the province of Treviso, the only area in Italy which has welcomed it and appreciated it.Today, Wildbacher sets Col Sandago apart.
Particular attention is given these vines which are trained using the spurred cordon system: careful leaf stripping, precise pruning and a diminution of the grapes result in lower production yields.
The grapes from these vines offer a red wine full of character, a fruity and floral sparkling rosé (“Brut Rosé”), a brut sparkling wine (“Metodo Classico”), an intriguing passito (“Dagoberthus”), and a high-quality grappa.
This vine training system is suitable for dry and/or medium fertility soils.
The trunk, which reaches a height of 60-70 cm, extends horizontally in a fixed cordon measuring approximately 90 cm long, where spurs with 2-4 buds are spaced at an equal distance of 15-30 cm.
The layout or geometrical arrangement of the vineyards is 2-2.5 m between rows and 1 m between plants.
Col Sandago’s main production is Prosecco. The training system used is the Sylvoz.
The planting density of the Prosecco vines is around 3,500 per hectare, for an average yield of 130 quintals per hectare.
The grapes from these vines are used to produce Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry Conegliano Valdobbiadene D.O.C.G “Case Bianche”, Brut “Vigna del Cuc” Conegliano Valdobbiadene D.O.C.G. and “Brusolé”, a sparkling fruity wine.
In addition to the production of traditional Prosecco sparkling wines, there are “Undici”, a brilliant and light Prosecco Superiore Dry Rive di Susegana enriched with the aromas of Glera grapes, and “Costa dei Falchi” Prosecco Superiore Extra Brut Rive di Susegana.
This training system is widely used in Central and Northern Italy.
The Sylvoz consists of a main vertical trunk that continues as a horizontal cordon. The fruit canes emerging from it are pruned long and bent downwards.
Year after year, the fruit canes are renewed using a shoot from the curve of the previous year’s cane or from a small spur.
The Double Inverted or Cappuccina training system derives from the Guyot and consists in training two fruit shoots and two spurs on a stem measuring between 80 and 100 cm.
In this case each fruit shoot contains 8 to 12 buds. They will bear the fruits and will be bent downwards at an angle of 30-40° and fixed to a lower wire. The spurs, instead, will provide the fruit canes for the following year.
The company proudly produces Merlot as well, an elegant wine originating from varieties that were able to adapt well to the peculiarities of the estate.
The training system used for Merlot vineyards is the Guyot. It is from these vines that an austere, well-structured red wine, the “Camoi“, is produced.
The Guyot simple training system has a reduced size.
A fruit cane of 10-15 buds is inserted in the 70-80 cm trunk of the plant and bent horizontally in the direction of the row, together with a spur with 1-2 buds for the following year.
In the traditional Guyot the layout or geometrical arrangement of the plants is 2.0-2.5 m between rows and 80-100 cm between plants, depending on the vigor, the vine variety/rootstock combination and the fertility of the soil.
The land of the Estate is extremely productive.
Rich in calcareous clay, the soils benefit from an ideal microclimate resulting from a meeting between the Mediterranean and the Alpine climates.
The chemical properties of the soil and the climate favor not only wine, but also oil production, although in a limited amount, thanks to the olive trees that were planted here in 2006.