Silvano Follador, Valdobbiadene, Veneto, Italy

The Follador siblings, Silvano and Alberta, took on the vineyards in 1999.

They acquired four parcels which combined make up 3.5 ha in the heart of the Prosecco producing region, 1.3 ha of which is in Santo Stefano (Cartizze).

With great attention and respect for nature and a philosophy of listening to the vines (“ascolto della vigna”) they have created a daring and unique Prosecco with zero dosage. No artificial preservatives, pesticides and fertilisers are used in Silvano's wines.

Decanter magazine commented that these wines, “have a subtle complexity which few other Proseccos can match.”

Vineyards: 3.5 ha (Saccol, Santo Stefano, San Giovanni, Soprapiana).

Soil: Marl and clay.

Vineyard treatment: sulphur, copper, algae extracts, zeolites, manure-horn, silica-horn

Organic and biodynamic farming methods, but no formal certification.