Let’s Discover Opere Serenissima from Villa Sandi

7th January 2019


What makes the Pedemontana vineyards, where the appellation of Serenissima DOC is produced, so special?

The appellation Serenissima DOC for Veneto Classic Method was created in 2011. The name is a tribute to the Serenissima Republic of Venice, which ruled the Venetian territories and most of north-eastern Italy until the end of the eighteenth century. The DOC area encompasses what used to be the “ Garden of Venice” at the time of Serenissima , the foothills between the Alps to the north and the Po plain to the south. It doesn’t include the whole of this large area but focuses on specific portions in the area. The vineyards are grown on gentle slopes at the foot of hilly and mountain areas where summers are cool with light breezes and a significant temperature difference between day and night, thus affecting freshness and acidity notes in the wine. This is the scenery where Villa Sandi Serenissima DOC vineyards estates are located, at the foot of Montello hills in Crocetta del Montello with Prealps protecting them.

What tasting experience can people expect with this traditional method DOC sparkling wine from Villa Sandi? Is it a wine to pair with food and if so, can you recommend any specific foods / dishes?

Of course Opere Serenissima is ideal as an aperitif on special occasions. But it is a perfect match with finger food as well. The fresh and crispy bubbles with light hints of maturation represent the joy of gathering and meeting friends in parties and informal occasions as well. Opere Serenissima DOC with a 24 -month-maturation is a fresh and modern Classic Method meant for many different occasions.

What is the annual production figures and is this wine available globally?

20.000 bottles which are exported worldwide.

The Opere Serenissima bottle design is so very elegant and eye catching yet so simple and clean, who was behind this?

Agusta Pavan, Villa Sandi creative marketing director has conceived an image and packaging for Opere Serenissima which reflect Villa Sandi harmony ideal.

Everything is harmony at Villa Sandi: from the neat neoclassic villa to the landscape, a place where nature and architecture, man and environment live together in total harmony. This is reflected in the clean yet elegant bottle.

Villa Sandi win ‘The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly’ for 2018 with Opere Serenissima.

Opere Serenissima won the title of The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly for 2018, does this surprise you that our 50 judges decided via points total that this wine was the winner especially when it was up against so many fine sparkling wines globally?

Villa Sandi has been for decades a symbol in wine production in the Veneto region, especially as an iconic Prosecco producer but it also boasts a long tradition in Classic Method production, with the brand Opere.

In Opere Serenissima Villa Sandi expertise and tradition in both sparkling production methods merge giving life to a sparkling which is fresh and light yet with complexity hints typical of a Classic Method. The union of Villa Sandi 2 sparkling traditions. This could have been what has allowed Opere Serenissima to stand out.

Christopher Walkey

Co-founder of Glass of Bubbly. Journalist and author focused on Champagne & Sparkling Wines and pairing them with foods.