16 April 2019

50th Anniversary Vecchia Grappa di Prosecco: a remarkable story

inimitable spirit

In the early 1960s, Andrea Da Ponte’s grandson Pier Liberale Fabris created and began to hone an exclusive, totally unprecedented product that had never been made before. It was a single-varietal grappa made using nothing but the pomace of white grapes from the most famous vine species in the world: Prosecco.

Pier Liberale opted to age this superb creation for eight years in oak barrels from Limousin in accordance with the superior Method established by Matteo Da Ponte. As the great master stated, “…when brandy ages in oak barrels, it gradually acquires the golden colour, sweetness and aroma for which French cognacs are renowned.”

In 1969, the ground-breaking Vecchia Grappa di Prosecco went on sale and enjoyed instant success thanks to its sublime qualities, which won praise from even the most demanding connoisseurs from the finest circles in Italy and Europe.

The evolution of this peerless product has reached its culmination today with 50th Anniversary Vecchia Grappa di Prosecco: a riserva that has been aged for 20 years. The only way to do justice to such a big milestone is with an inimitable spirit of this kind.