In the area where the “Corti benedettine del padovano” wines are produced, there is evidence that grapevines were already being grown in the Roman era. Some time later, the wine became one of the main tradable commodities between the cities of Padua and Venice, which traded it in the Mediterranean ports. The territory where production has taken place from 1100 to the beginning of the 1800s, was inhabited and worked by the monks of the Benedictine Abbey of Santa Giustina di Padova. The Corti Benedettine were in fact the administrative, economic and social centre, which under the guidance of the monks, were responsible for developing the territory, reclaiming land, shoring up the river banks, building farms, and working the land.
The Corti Benedettine Doc wines may also be consumed while young for a greater appreciation of their freshness accompanied by intense floral notes. Others however are better suited to medium or long aging periods, so that the greater aromatic complexity and elegant structure, and their very smooth quality, are exalted for the nose and palate.
Every label must mention the Doc- Controlled Denomination of Origin next to all the other indications required by law. These are: the product’s region of provenance; denomination of the product along with the variety of grape and the geographical zone in which it is grown; nominal volume of the wine; name, type of company and address of the bottlers; number and code of the bottlers (which could appear on the cork or seal) name of the state; lot details; ecological details.