In the heart of the Veneto region of northern Italy, stands the winery of Cà di Rajo. Located in a special place, where Venice Lagoon meets the Dolomites. Ca’ di Rajo winery is at the pinnacle in the Prosecco area.
A key facet in the winery’s success has been the Veneto’s distinct climate, with the local grape varieties benefitting from the cooler northern winds of the area’s alpine border as well as the more temperate southerly Adriatic breeze.
Today Ca’ di Rajo manages one of the largest properties of vines trained in Bellussera.
In the late nineteenth century, the Bellussera, an innovative vine training method, revolutionised the agronomic culture of Treviso.
Threatened by the new diseases spreading across the fields in the late nineteenth century, Venetian agriculture responded with an idea by Girolamo and Antonio Bellussi, two brothers from Tezze di Piave, who transformed the traditional method for training vines.
They created the Bellussera, a new training system that raised vines up to 4 metres off the ground, arranging them in a semi-circle. Raised and protected, the plant could finally grow and expand freeing all their vigour. The Bellussera allowed farmers to increase grape production, while the area between rows was used for cereal crops, which were essential for farmers to feed themselves and their families.
The benefits of this cutting-edge training method radically transformed the appearance of the Treviso countryside, while protecting its identity: the local philosophy and expertise were at risk of being influenced by the new farming systems that were being developed in Europe at the same time. The Bellussera curbed their impact, protecting the landscape and the uniqueness of its inhabitants.
NV Treviso Prosecco
Acacia flowers with notes of apple, lemon and grapefruit on the nose, while the palate is full of fruit. Well balanced and full-bodied with good structure. Best enjoyed with battered vegetables, oysters, prawns and cheese.
“Lots of bright lemon character with a hint of fresh basil. Good support from a dense but not over-exuberant fizz.
Lip-smacking, lemony finish. Such fun.”
2020 Treviso Prosecco Rosé
Elegant light pink, very fine and persistent perlage. Notes of rose, fresh berries and wild strawberries.
Its aromas go perfectly with raw fish and oysters.
2021 Prosecco Superiore
This wine is perfect for elegant toasts or to pair desserts. The bouquet has marked floral notes of acacia flowers, apple and lemon. The palate is soft, with a good structure and a rich finish.
2021 Le Moss Pet-Nat
A semi-sparkling wine with no added sugar and selected yeasts which does a secondary fermentation in bottle.
Bread crust, yeast, acacia flowers, of good intensity with particular scents of apple, lemon and grapefruit.
“A clean and crisp, prosecco-style sparkling here with aromas and flavors of lemon-meringue pie with a twist of sliced green apple and bitter lemon, too. Nicely balanced fizz and a delicious, creamy finish.”