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Masottina chooses Felice 83 in New York as the first R.D.O. Ambassador to the US

Masottina, a historic Venetian winery located in the hills of Conegliano Valdobbiadene and led since 1946 by the Dal Bianco family, is expanding the circle of its R.D.O. Ambassador beyond national borders and plants the first flag in America, designating an Italian restaurant based in the United States. This is Felice 83, the famous address on the Upper East Side of New York City that offers typical dishes of the Bel Paese, prepared to perfection with seasonal, high-quality raw materials.

“Since the first year of production, in 2009, we have kept every thousandth of the R.D.O.: they are old vintages that give life to this project, which was born from my family’s vision of going beyond the classic and generalized idea of ​​Prosecco and which is demonstrating the power of our wines thanks to the unique terroir of Ogliano”, says Federico Dal Bianco, vice president of Masottina.

“After L’Alchimia in Milan, Camponeschi in Rome, La Moscheta in Padua and Trattoria Città di Venezia in Conegliano, we are proud to plant the first flag of our R.D.O. Ambassador in the United States, in an important and unique city like New York. Felice 83 is a restaurant that has been an ambassador of Italianness in the Big Apple for years and we couldn’t choose a venue more in line with the values ​​of our company”.

Masottina chooses Felice 83 the famous address on the Upper East Side of New York City as the first R.D.O. Ambassador to the US

Masottina and the collaboration with Felice 83 in New York

Felice 83 is the first R.D.O. Foreign Ambassador to join the group of restaurateurs who, together with Masottina, believe in the “value of time” and who offer old vintages of R.D.O. on the menu. to experiment with the gastronomy that enriches these wines.

This is the project with which Masottina, for several years, has revealed in the glass the secrets that lie behind the longevity of his Rive di Ogliano R.D.O., cru and flagship product of the Conegliano company which is available in the two variations on the theme with Levante , first Rive in the Top 100 Wine Spectator, and Ponente. The two references, the jewel in the crown of the Venetian winery’s production, are the expression of individual vineyards on the Rive di Ogliano, in the Prosecco Superiore Conegliano Valdobbiadene Docg area, which, thanks to the particular terroir, offers long-lived wines that are particularly suitable for table pairings .

“Agreeing to become an R.D.O. Ambassador was an immediate decision because Masottina is a company that has been working and exporting for more than seventy-five years under the banner of the perfect combination of Felice 83: extreme attention to quality and Italian pride”, declared Christian Ferrulli, Wine Director of the Felice Restaurants group . “Those who live and work in New York know that breaking away from the daily frenzy to carve out a moment of relaxation and loosen up the pace becomes a necessity and, also for this reason, we are happy that our customers can enjoy the value of time by living a unique experience accompanied by surprising wines and typical dishes of the Bel Paese”.