Deep roots in more ways than one

Manuel Taddei is proud of his roots, some of which are located at an altitude of 900 meters.

“Myfamily’s roots are also the foundation of my wines.” With his winegrowingestate in Cortina sulla Strada del Vino, Manuel Taddei has committed to goingback to those roots. He is a third-generation winegrower, and he firmlybelieves that the character of a wine is always influenced by the peopleworking on the estate. And its development, too: “A mix of patience, endurance,and passion helps us to grow continuously and improve our estate,” says ManuelTaddei.

In2013, he replanted his grandmother’s vineyards in Val di Cembra, which had beenlying fallow for more than 50 years—another testament to his return to hisroots.

Becauseit is not just the reuse of old vineyards that is so special, nor is it the“cross-border” cultivation in Cortina in Alto Adige and Val di Cembra inTrentino. What is really special is the location of those vineyards: The areaunder vines of newly planted Müller-Thurgau is located at approximately900 meters above sea level; the area where Taddei has planted Sauvignonvines, at approximately 750 meters. Taddei’s range of varieties iscompleted by Chardonnay.

2022saw the first harvest brought in at the Manuel Taddei Winegrowing Estate inCortina sulla Strada del Vino. “We are striving to create extraordinary andharmonious high-quality wines that are full of character,” says Taddei withregard to his philosophy. That also means that the wine is given all the timeit needs to mature and unfold its potential. Accordingly, the Müller-Thurgauand Sauvignon wines go on sale one year after the harvest whereas theChardonnay even takes two and a half years to mature.

Via degli Orti 8, 39040, Cortina s.S.d.V.
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“We are striving to create extraordinary and harmonious high-quality wines that are full of character.”
Manuel Taddei, winegrower at the winegrowing estate of the same name.
Wine Varieties
Müller Thurgau
Sauvignon Blanc
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