24-26 February: A weekend in Italy to discover Prosecco Superiore
From Friday 24 to Sunday 26 of February, La Cité du Vin invites you to travel to Italy for a weekend, to the terroirs of Conegliano Valdobbiadene to discover Prosecco Superiore, a great DOCG (Controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin) sparkling wine produced in the region of Veneto. Tastings, a DJ mix, a conference, a film and a brunch will provide the opportunity to discover the cultural riches of a unique wine-producing region.
The world of Prosecco Superiore
Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore is a sparkling wine produced only on the slopes of Conegliano Valdobbiadene and made with Glera grapes. The appellation covers 15 towns and is situated in the Prosecco wine-producing area, with is much larger. It is named after two historic villages: Conegliano, a cultural hotspot that saw the birth of Prosecco in its oenology school, which is the oldest in Italy and is where Prosecco winemaking was perfected; and Valdobbiadene which is at the heart of production and is unique in its beauty.
On the programme
Friday 24 FEBRUARY 2017
7pm: Wine4Melomanes « Prosecco Superiore » / SOLD OUT
Tasting and DJ mixset
Full price €18.00 - Season ticket holders €16.20* - Students €14.40*
By Frédéric Beneix, Sommelier, DJ, Producer
A musical and sensory tasting session in a 360° immersive space. Different types of Prosecco Superiore blend harmoniously with the music which includes classical, jazz or modern. Sparkling wines and blends of flavours and aromas will reflect the sounds, orchestrations and arrangements of the chosen pieces.
Tasting of 4 Prosecco Superiore wines: Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut, Extra Dry, Dry, Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG
SaTURDAY 25 fEBRUARY 2017
2.30pm: Prosecco, a different tale of Venice
Auditorium Thomas Jefferson
Free entry subjet to availability
Duration: 26 min
A trip that will take you on a discovery of the history of Veneto, the Prosecco countryside and the small, privileged area of Prosecco Superiore DOCG (Controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin).
4.30pm: Discovering Prosecco Superiore
Full price €15.00 - Season ticket holders €13.50* - Student €12.00*
By Giulia Pussini, Events Manager for the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Wine Council and Jean-Pascal Paubert, Head Sommelier of the Union De la Sommellerie Française.
Tasting of different types of Prosecco Superiore from the best terroirs to discover all the nuances of this great sparkling wine:
- The renowned Rive wine produced from the best terroirs of Conegliano Valdobbiadene. The name “Rive” comes from the local word referring to the slopes of the steep hills that characterise the surrounding countryside.
- Superiore di Cartizze wine, from the exceptional terroir of the same name. Cartizze wine is produced in a very small area of vineyards covering just 107 hectares, which has been controlled since 1969. The ideal combination of a mild microclimate and very old soil gives a unique character to this gold-coloured wine, which reflects the appellation’s extremely high quality.
Tasting of 5 wines: 4 Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Rive, 1 Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG
6pm: Conegliano Valdobbiadene: heroic wine-making, idyllic countryside
Conference in Italian, with translation into French
Followed by a wine tasting
Auditorium and reception rooms
Full price €10.00 – Season ticket holders €9.00* - Student €8.00*
Duration: conference 1hr15, tasting 1hr
Set off and explore the historic region of Conegliano Valdobbiadene, with exceptional terroirs and magnificent countryside!
Diego Tomasi, Director of the Viticultural and Oenology centre of Conegliano, will reveal the secrets of the Prosecco Superiore terroirs and hillsides, sculpted by vine-growers for centuries to produce a unique landscape that has also inspired the greatest Italian Renaissance painters, as Michele Potocnik, Architect – Landscape Architect and Historian, will demonstrate.
Hosted by Véronique Lemoine, Scientific Manager at La Cité du Vin
The conference will be followed by tasting of 5 wines from Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG, characteristic of the five terroir types of the appellation, led by Filippo Taglietti, Technical Manager of the Wine Council.
SUNDAY 26 February 2017
11.30am: Brunch with Prosecco Superiore! / SOLD OUT
Unique Price €25.00 - Booking at Latitude20
Schedule: from 11.30am
Grub’s up! Come and enjoy an Italian-style brunch, with regional specialties made by a chef from Italy, paired with a selection of Prosecco Superiore DOCG wines from Conegliano Valdobbiadene.