The vines to produce the Spumante “Bollicine” Rosé Serafini & Vidotto are trained using the Guyot method at a density of 4,200 / 6,300 vines per ha. The Pinot Nero spends 12 months in 2 year old barrels before being blended with the Chardonnay. The Bollicine Rose is made using the Charmat Method, which means the secondary fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then bottled for further maturation of around 4 to 6 months.
Serafini & Vidotto are two old schoolfriends who decided to unite their talents and passion for high quality wines and vineyards, and so back in 1986 they purchase 20 hectares of vineyard land and ventured into the winemaking world. From the very beginning, they chose to plant and make wines from international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, though the pair has recently begun working with a once famous but now forgotten native grape, Recantina. In fact, Serafini & Vidotto has long been considered one of, if not the best producers of Cabernet wines in North Eastern Italy. Increased production numbers and mounting success meant that the two friends were forced to build a bigger cellar. Thanks to a collaboration with a renowned architect, the result was a very modern, two story, gravity-flow winery. Over the years, the wines of Serafini & Vidotto have met with such success that in the November 2006 issue of the Gambero Rosso magazine, Serafini & Vidotto’s most famous red, the Rosso dell’Abazia, was placed in twentieth place among fifty Italian wines that had most often won the magazine’s top Tre Bicchieri award.