Cantina Bernardi was founded in 1960 by Mansueto Bernardi. Today the winery is run by his sons, Pierluigi and Adriano aided by their sons - Mansueto's grandsons. The winery is based in the village of Refrontolo among the rolling hills of the 'Prosecco Wine Road' which leads from Valdobbiadene and Conegliano. The vineyards are situated in the heart of the DOCG region of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore and all the grapes are hand-picked. From the vineyards can be seen the symbol of the estate - the ancient mill of Molinetto della Croda in the Lierza Valley. Like many Prosecco's the Ai Casali ('The Farmhouse') is made from the Glera grape and fermented according to the Charmat method whereby the bubbles are created under pressure in stainless steel tanks.
A pale green in the glass with a lively mousse. Look for pleasant aromas of bitter lemon and pear on the nose with subtle waxy notes. On the palate, dry and refreshing with hints of green apples and green herbs. The finish is clean and zesty. Great as an aperitif. Also try with a lamb rogan josh or frutti di mare (think Venetian here...)