On the hills surrounding Conegliano, about 50 miles north of Venice, lies the beautiful estate of Bellenda. In 1987 Sergio Cosmo started this winery located in the very heart of the Prosecco producing region while also completely replacing the vine varieties on land he already owned. The Cosmo family also re-designed the layout of the vineyard, planting 80% of the grapes now used for Prosecco with the rest used for still wines. Today the estate is run by Umberto and Luigi Cosmo who have a passion for wine making which marries tradition and innovation for the production of truly outstanding wines.
This particular Prosecco is vinified in stainless steel tanks and then by the Charmat method for 2 months. Bellenda is clean, fresh and elegant, with delicate bubbles that enhance its subtle citrusy fruit. But you don't have to believe just us. Here is what the influential Wine & Spirit magazine has to say: 'Definitive Prosecco, as chiselled as a piece of pink Verona marble. The brut doesn't make even a nod to Champagne. Its sharp, mineral-laden lemon flavours seem designed with shrimp scampi in mind.'