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Conegliano

Located in the town of Conegliano in the northern Italian region Veneto Wine growing institution consists of viticulture school and research institute. Conegliano is also the starting point of the Prosecco road which leads to Valdobbiadene. Although the two facilities created at different times are structurally connected, they are managed separately. The "Scuola Enologica Cerletti di Conegliano" was founded in 1876 by Giovanni Battista Cerletti as the first wine school of Italy. Decisive impulses for it had the well-known chemist and oenologist Antonio Carpenè (1838-1902). Currently, about 1,000 students are being taught in all disciplines. In addition to the training rooms, there are laboratories for chemistry, physics and science. In the 1930s, a winery was built. The vineyards cover about 30 acres with a nursery, The wines and spirits produced here are also marketed. Many leading Italian producers or wineries leave their mark at the institute in Conegliano oenologists form.

Scuola Enologica Cerletti di Conegliano with bust of Antonio Carpenè

The "Istituto Sperimentale per la Viticoltura ed Enologia" was founded in 1923. First director was Professor Giovanni Dalmasso (1886-1974). This wrote a famous report on the state of Italian viticulture. Initially, the emphasis was on grapevine research and vine growing. The two directors of the institute, Professor Luigi, were active in this regard on a larger scale Manzoni (1888-1968) and Professor Italo Cosmo, The area oenology came only in 1929. From 1933 became a focus in the fight against wine adulteration (Pantschen) set. Today, the responsibilities areas include ampelography, Biology, plant protection, Vine improvement in winepress and table grapes, as well as researches Clone Selection, Finishing materials, propagation techniques and Vine diseases (Fungal diseases and harmful insects). Another viticulture institute is San Michele all'Adige,

Image: Archivio Strada del Prosecco www.coneglianovaldobbiadene.it

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