Exploring new paths
Venturing into the unknown is second nature to Ruggeri. It’s in our blood, alongside a firm focus on unrivalled quality.
During the many years spent crafting our wines, we’ve perfected new techniques of sparkling winemaking and ageing, developing a method that champions the unique expression of our personality, whilst ensuring consistent quality. It’s our distinctive signature – one based on a rigor expressed through our wines, which boast unique aroma, fragrance and balance.
Well-aged wines of great complexity
Ruggeri was the first winery in Valdobbiadene to believe in the capacity of the Glera grape to age well and in the benefits of extended lees ageing.
We’ve successfully crafted wines that fully express the myriad characteristics of this local vine, which when grown on the hillsides around Valdobbiadene possess prominent floral and fruity notes. The local identity and complexity of Ruggeri wines is determined by the inclusion in some but not all our wines of small quantities of grapes from other native vines, including Bianchetta, Perera and Verdiso. After painstaking work in the vineyard which upholds the greatest respect for nature, our wines are initially aged on the lees, and then in the bottle, to develop their great wealth of aromas and delightful palate.
Ruggeri enjoys a reputation as the pre-eminent winemaker within our area.
Over the years, our ongoing research aimed at assuring the quality of our wines has yielded many major national and international accolades, and resulted in us developing a reputation as a leading winemaker in the Valdobbiadene DOCG region.
In just the last few years, in Italy alone we’ve received the following awards: several Tre Bicchieri awards from the food and wine magazine Gambero Rosso for our Giustino B., the Corona award received for our Cartizze Dry from the Vini Buoni d’Italia 2022 wine guide, the award for “Top Wine” for our Vecchie Viti in the 2023 Slow Wine guide, as well as an excellent review for our Cartizze Brut in Doctorwine – the essential guide to Italian wines.
On the international stage, Ruggeri wines have received accolades and awards from Germany’s Falstaff wine magazine and the UK’s Decanter magazine, as well as from the US’s prestigious Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast magazines.
In addition to the numerous awards won by individual wines, in 2017 Ruggeri was the first Prosecco Superiore winemaker to achieve recognition as “Best Italian Bubbly” from Gambero Rosso magazine, and in 2019 was awarded a Stella in the Vini d’Italia wine guide after winning no fewer than ten Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri awards.