Earlier this week, Wine Spectator senior editor Alison Napjus reached out to La Gioiosa owner Giancarlo Moretti Polegato (above) for his reaction to the news that the hills of Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene had been officially named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (announced over the weekend).
Here’s what he told her:
- “It’s a great recognition for the territory,” Giancarlo Moretti Polegato, owner of Valdobbiadene’s Villa Sandi, told Wine Spectator. “We have grown and lived in a breathtaking scenery made of vineyards—embroidered hills [with] neat rows of vines up and down steep slopes—aware of the extraordinary beauty of this area …. The UNESCO status will be a great opportunity to further strengthen the identity between this unique area and the wine produced within it.”