Cantine Maschio (MAH-ski-oh) is situated along the Cadore Mare provincial road between the Dolomites and the sun-kissed beaches to the north of Venice. It lies in the heart of the Treviso lowlands, a hard-working agricultural area. This was the place, in view of the softly sloping hills of Conegliano Veneto, where Bonaventura Maschio, descendant of a well-known family of distillers, built his wine-making facility in 1973. On October 1, 2002, Cantine Maschio was transferred to the family of grape growers from Cantine Cooperative Riunite. Today Cantine Maschio is one of the foremost vintners in Italian Prosecco and a leading producer of frizzante wine. Tradition is important for Maschio, but so is innovation. Cantine Maschio uses innovative production processes that guarantee the quality of the wine and maintain the freshness and aromas of the most prestigious grapes. Prosecco, for many Italians isn’t just for special occasions, but for celebrating the moment. It’s a glass of breezy, soft, refreshing wine.
Prosecco comes form northeastern Italy's Veneto region, where it's enjoyed casually at the end of the day, at the beginning of a meal, or sometimes with simple snacks.
Don't compare it to champagne. It's more country than city, more spontaneous than planned, and more convivial laughter than sedate smiles. It's more light bodied, more fruit driven, and just more fun!
Pale straw to light gold in color, Prosecco has a gentle sparkle and an alluring bouquet of pears and peaches. Soft flavors of melons and peaches with hints of nuts tease the palate and culminate in a refreshing finish.
Throughout Italy, fine restaurants offer arriving guests a glass of Prosecco as an elegant gesture of hospitality. In Venice, Prosecco is often mixed with peach nectar— a classic Venetian cocktail called a Bellini. Click here for the recipe.