Louis Dressner Selections - Wine Importer
Prosecco from Casa Coste Piane.
Loris Follador. Photo by Alex Finberg.


Loris Follador and his sons Raffaele and Adelchi are from a long line of farmers in Valdobbiadene. His family had vines on the steep hillsides when the flat areas of the valley were still pastureland and turnip fields and the main local industry was the nearby pottery and tile factories. Now those flatlands are full of vines, and commercial prosecco with a capital “ P” -that insipid, slightly cloying, and frankly disgusting wine- is the main economy of the region.


This visit at Casa Coste Piane took place in April, 2012.

Words by Jules Dressner, photos by Lauren Feldman, Shawn Mead and Ian Becker.


Prosecco di Valdobbiadene "Sur Lie" : Grapes are direct pressed, then racked to stainless steel and cold fermented until completely dry. The wine ferments for about 12 days then settles in tank for 4 months. A must (which is usually purchased) is then added to the wine and bottled immediately, where it re-ferments in bottle.


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