In the Veneto region the word Ombra may mean both shade or
shadow and a glass of wine. The usage derives from the ancient custom
of meeting to drink a glass of wine in the shade of the famous Campanile
in Saint Mark's Square in Venice.
Under the trademark Ombra and according to traditional methods,
Vallis Mareni produces a Prosecco sparkling wine with string-tied
It originates from rigorously selected grapes from Treviso hills that
are later mechanically pressed under low pressure: the resulting wine
is then converted to sparkling wine in very modern cellars by the
This wine recalls the pure simple convivial spirit of the people of
Serving temperature: 5° - 7°C.
This is a semi-sparkling wine obtained through natural fermentation
of the Prosecco grape at moderate pressure (approx 2 atm).
It is pale straw-yellow in colour with an intense, fruity bouquet
and a fine perlage.
A pleasantly fresh wine, lean and light in alcohol that is enjoyable
on its own or with hors d'oeuvres o first courses.
Prosecco comes bottled with either a cork secured with twine (a system
used locally during the 1930s for bottling semi-sparkling wines) or
with a "mushroom" cork secured with wire caging.
Prosecco, with small quantities of Verdiso and Perera.
On the hills of the first Dolomitic ridges, in the northern part of
the Province of Treviso (near Venice).
From late September to mid-October.
White vinification, that is to say without the skins, at a controlled
temperature of 20°C (68°F).
Taking on of the Sparkle
Through slow refermentation in large sealed tanks at 12-14°C (approx.
54-57°F). Pressure behind the cork: 2 atm.
5-7°C (approx. 41-45°F), uncorking the bottle just before