In the days when the Wine Experience was held in New York, the prestigious University invited the historic winery to tell the origins and history of Prosecco and Antonio Carpenè
A lectio magistralis on the origins and history of Prosecco as well as the story of the man who gave birth to it in 1868, Antonio Carpenè, was held in recent days at Columbia University in New York, as the city hosted the Wine Experience – organized by Wine Spectator – one of the most important moments in the promotion of Italian wine in the U.S. market.
The historic winery therefore accepted the invitation of the prestigious University to tell the story of Antonio Carpenè’s Enterprise, both in terms of entrepreneurial initiative and in terms of his masterful contribution to the birth and development of the Prosecco phenomenon, today one of the most appreciated and drunk Sparkling Wines in the world.
The exploits of the man who was a pioneer in Italian sparkling wine, were therefore the focus of the Lectio Magistralis involving the DeVinimus Institute – The Columbia Law School Wine Society, at the location of Jerome Greene Hall of the same Columbia Law School.
“DeVinimus,” says Domenico Scimone of Carpenè-Mavolti, “is a reality dedicated to expanding the knowledge and promotion of fine wines from around the world, and every year tastings are hosted with producers from different wine regions. Having the opportunity to be among the very select group of realities called upon to tell their stories in such a prestigious context, represented for Carpenè-Malvolti a unique and extraordinary opportunity, especially in relation to the fact of relating to an audience of young professionals who are passionate about wine and interested in viticultural and oenological knowledge.”
The story was joined by video-conference greetings to the Students by Fabio Chies – Mayor of Conegliano – and Mariagrazia Morgan – School Headmistress of the School of Enology of Conegliano; this was followed by a tasting of Carpenè-Malvolti’s premium and super-premium selections. The particularly complex harvesting trend was also commented on; the Glera, which is the basis of Prosecco D.O.C.G., was in fact partially affected by the high temperatures of the summer season, recording a decrease in production yield in the order of 5% and, in terms of timing, saw the grapes ripen slightly later than the previous season.
The incident on the performance of the grape harvest in this context is related to the presentation of performance in foreign markets and especially those overseas, where interest in Italian wine and especially Prosecco is growing.