At Desiderio N°1 we believe winemaking is and should always be an art form. We are passionate about our craft and each bottle is lovingly created from the rare grapes of Veneto in Italy, where the finest prosecco in the world originates. We have chosen to mix the best of traditional winemaking techniques with recent scientific knowledge, in order to create distinct and truly exceptional sparkling wines for those who appreciate the pleasures of life.
With that in mind, we present our wine in places that put an emphasis on art, whether it be in a restaurant where chefs express their ingenuity, or a gallery where artists showcase their masterpieces. To further emphasise this philosophy, we have designed our own Desiderio N°1 Art Lounges where visitors will appreciate art from around the world while enjoying a glass of our unforgettable sparkling wine.
ART OF WINEMAKING
We have combined the best of traditional winemaking techniques with recent scientific developments and a deep rooted passion for vinification into one cohesive craft. We’ve also chosen to eschew modern mass-production in order to hand-craft distinct and truly exceptional sparkling wines.
Each bottle of Desiderio N°1 is lovingly crafted by the amazing Marco Geromel. Winemaking is an integral part of Marco’s being. His grandfather was a winemaker, his father is a vintner and he has always lived amongst vineyards. Through generations, Marco’s family has mastered the art of winemaking which has led to Marco’s deep passion for the art form, which shines through in every bottle of our sparkling wine.
Marco oversees and implements all aspects of our winemaking process. In Italian we call this industry expert a Vgnaiolo, the word used to describe the combination of ‘winemaker’ and ‘grape grower’ (vintner). While the winemaker is responsible for the processing of the grapes and establishing the character of the wine, the vintner determines the appropriate vines and tends to the land to cultivate the very best grapes for production. In our own vernacular, we call him the artist.
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.” 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 are honored to say that each grape used to create our sparkling wines originates from this exceptional terrain.
OUR ART FORM
At Desiderio N°1 we harvest each grape by hand to ensure the finest grapes go into each bottle of our wine. Then comes the science.
Recently, there has been incredible progress made in the scientific process of winemaking. We have embraced these modern techniques, enabling us to gain a far greater understanding of what exactly gives certain wines their individual characteristics. In the simplest (and least romantic) of terms, wine is the remarkable result of a microbiological fermentation process where yeast and bacteria consume sugars, amino acids, and other compounds found in grape juice (the “must”), converting them into alcohol. Once alcohol exists, the ‘must’ becomes wine, and once the alcohol content reaches 16%, the alcohol in the wine kills off the yeast and the fermentation process naturally stops.
We have chosen to look carefully at how different types of yeast affect the must, and subsequently, the wine we artistically craft. We have discovered that by using a natural, already activated yeast, we are able to maintain a better pH balance (acidity), which has an optimal interaction with the tartaric acid found in the “must”.
The result is longer stability, more persistent aromas and an unmatched microbiological purity to the wine. Additionally, we have found that using natural, active yeasts to create red wines greatly enhances the level of antioxidants found in the wine.
WHY DESIDERIO N°1?
Desiderio means to desire. We hand-craft each bottle of our sparkling wines through a meticulous process combining skills, experience and a deep passion for the art of winemaking to create sparkling wines that are not only enjoyed, but desired.SHOP NOW
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