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A brief history



Masottina is the historic brand of the Dal Bianco family, born and bred in the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore hills, listed in 2019 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The winery was set up in 1946, when grandfather Epifanio bought the Ai Palazzi estate at Gorgo al Monticano, comprising five hectares of vineyards and a farmhouse. Renovation of the farmhouse brought to light the words CASA MASOTTINA on one of the original walls. Casa Masottina gave birth to the two oenological hearts of the Dal Bianco family: Masottina, to produce Prosecco and sparkling wines, and the brand Ai Palazzi for the winery’s important still wines. The grapes vinified for Masottina wines come from the 208 hectares of vineyards owned and managed directly by the family, extending over the Conegliano hills, on the banks of the River Piave, at Gorgo al Monticano and Mogliano Veneto. This vine planted area has been built up over the years by the second generation and encapsulates the excellence of Masottina wines. Winemaker Adriano Dal Bianco now runs the Group, with his sons Federico, Vice President, and Filippo, Sales Director. They are assisted by Adriano’s wife Franca, who coordinates administration.

Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG, and in particular Rive di Ogliano, express the quality of production by Masottina, one of the first wineries to believe in and produce this type of wine by vinifying 43 cru that exalt and honour the designation’s biodiversity. R.D.O. is the name Masottina has given to its collection dedicated to the Rive di Ogliano. This production represents excellence recognised worldwide thanks to the prestigious acknowledgement of the Wine Spectator, which includes R.D.O. Levante among the world’s 100 best wines and the prestigeus Platinum Decanter Medal, in both the cases the first apparence for a Rive di Ogliano Wine. Such renown began with Robert Parker, who gave the 2011 vintage a score of 90+, and continued with Decanter, which every year since 2012 has included it among the best wines in its category, with a special mention by Michael Edwards, who defined it “The Champ, a stunning wine with everything”. Masottina also represents the Conegliano Valdobbiadene designation through its Contrada Granda collection, dedicated to the historic centre of Conegliano and traditionally vinified to unite the different souls of the hills. For this reason, it was elected by Decanter as Wine of the Year, the only Italian sparkling wine to be selected in the 2021 edition.

The production of Prosecco wines gives a perfect overview of the universe that goes from Prosecco Superiore to Prosecco DOC, with another jewel in our crown, Prosecco DOC Treviso. Over the years, the Brut version of this wine has become the Masottina brand’s ambassador in the world. In 2017 it was awarded a prestigious 96 points by Steven Spurrier for the English magazine Decanter, which remains the highest score ever given to this type of wine. Masottina Prosecco wine has its own unique style, in which traditional knowledge is combined with clever use of modern technology. The strengths of Masottina wine are selection of the best Glera grapes and the gravity production method, by which the must is obtained without stressing the grapes, so achieving an excellent finished product deriving from a vinification process created by Adriano Dal Bianco at Terre di Ogliano.

To complete its range, in 2018 the company added the Ai Palazzi, dedicated to the important Veneto tradition of still wine, particularly the designation Colli di Conegliano DOCG with Montesco and Rizzardo, wines from two single vineyards, produced in a limited number. Adriano Dal Bianco is especially proud of this designation, as he was one of its main promoters.


For the Dal Bianco family Ogliano represents the crowning of a production process closely linked to the land, the vineyard and agricultural work. Adriano Dal Bianco had interpreted its specifics even before the scientific results produced by a zoning survey of the Conegliano-Valdobbiadene territory were known. As a result, the family chose to invest in this special area, reinstating old vines dating back beyond 50 years, and planting new ones, cultivating approximately 20% of the entire vine planted area.

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Established in 1946

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Italy, Veneto


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