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Abbazia di Praglia Monastery and Winery Introduction
Benedictine Abbey of Santa Maria Assunta of Praglia
義大利普拉格利亞本篤會聖母升天修道院

歷史沿革

普拉格利亞修道院座落在距離帕多瓦約12公里的尤加干山腳下。該修道院成立於1080年,然而今日所見到的修道院,都是在十五世紀後期到十六世紀中之間所做重大修復的成果,唯有鐘樓是維持中世紀建築的樣貌。這座聖母升天聖殿於1490年由Tullio Lombardo(文藝復興時期的建築師)為修道院設計,但中殿直到1548年才蓋好,主入口和穹頂則於1550年時完工。在那段整修期間,修道院集結了許多文藝復興晚期傑出的威尼托畫家們的作品。

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在經歷1810年拿破崙及1867年薩伏伊王朝的兩次政治迫害後,修士們一直到1904年的4月26日才得以再次遵循聖本篤的會規,過著祈禱及工作奉獻的宗教生活。今日,普拉格利亞修道有超過40位的修士居住於此,成為義大利最大的本篤修會之一。

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酒莊

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“若因地方環境或生活上的需要,弟兄們該親自收割莊稼時,他們不可以懷不滿,靠著雙手的操作而生活時,他們才算是真正的修道人” -聖本篤會規48, 7-8

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關於普拉格利亞修道院種植葡萄的文獻,最早可追溯至1130年的四月一日;在那一天Maltraverso伯爵出售了在泰奧洛的幾個資產給修道院,包含一個農場和兩個耕地──其中一個耕地上已種有葡萄藤,另一個耕地則有部分未種植作物。許多證據都顯示,近千年來普拉格利亞修道院自產的葡萄和酒是支撐修道院的方法之一,亦是一項重要的使命。IMG_1133.JPG

短暫的休息了20年後在2011年的八月,修道院重新開始釀酒。一個古老的酒窖、卓越的技術,21世紀的釀酒工藝建立在這些元素與尊重環境的基礎上。修道院的所在地隸屬尤加甘山國家公園──該區在最初之時因火山活動而形成了特殊地形和肥沃的土壤。儘管經過兩次宗教迫害後修道院的古老遺產慢慢減少了,但仍擁有四十公頃的山丘和平原,樹林和農田都持續生產著,占地十公頃的葡萄園則分散在古老的城牆裡及周圍。

2005年修道院重新種植了一批葡萄,都是精挑細選具有悠久歷史的傳統品種包括Garganega、Moscato Giallo、Merlot、Raboso and Friularo。雖然人工細心採收限制了產量,卻能確保植物的自然平衡,手摘亦可挑選出品質優良的葡萄。

將近一千年前的一次重要修復工作,在這修道院的心臟地帶發現了一座古老的水池(或被稱之為威尼斯人井),在這個寧靜的房間裡豎立著四根柱子圍繞著水池,而酒莊最好的葡萄酒都在這裡陳年以成為酒莊的典藏酒。

 

產品介紹

tn_Pratalea biancoPratàlea Bianco IGT Veneto
​普拉格利亞修道院青色伊甸園白葡萄酒
Chardonnay 45%, garganega 45%, moscato giallo 10%

pratàlea這個名字源於拉丁文,意指被青草覆蓋著,就像圍繞著修道院的景色一般。Pratàlea是這片土地及修士們每日辛勤工作的成果,這支酒意謂著該修道院千年來的傳統。

以兩種尤加甘山最具代表性的兩種葡萄Moscato Giallo和Garganega為底,再以Chardonnay來增添香甜芬芳的氣味。這是一支清新、有著柔和個性的白酒,與冷盤、魚肉及白肉都相當合拍。

食物搭配:海鮮、生魚片、白醬燉飯

適飲溫度:8-12度

 

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Sollemnis Colli Euganei Fior d’Arancio DOCG
普拉格利亞修道院豐碑典藏白葡萄酒
Bianco Secco – Moscato Fior d Arancio 100%

Sollemnis是以黃麝香葡萄釀製而成,其莊重圓潤的口感如同修道院的建築外觀起伏一般。是一支帶有地中海柑橘水果氣息的美味白酒。

橙花盛開的香氣帶給這支乾身的白酒少見的豐富和諧的口感。是蔬菜料理的絕配,例如生朝鮮薊沙拉或蘆筍,同時除了搭配魚肉料理,也是一支非常適合整晚細細品飲的酒。

食物搭配:生食或燒烤的魚類料理,開胃菜及蔬菜料理。

適飲溫度:6-10度

 

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Rùbidus Colli Euganei DOC Raboso
普拉格利亞修道院紅寶石紅葡萄酒
Raboso Verona 100%

Rùbidus是由百分之百的Raboso釀製,Rùbidus酒如其名地展示了它紅寶石般的色澤,有著前衛的性格,是一種強勁有力,卻又清新充滿果香的葡萄品種。Raboso是尤加甘山古老的原生種葡萄,從前在威尼托東部有廣大的種植,而今種植面積只剩下百分之一到二。

食物搭配:以香料調味的料理、紅肉料理

適飲溫度:16-18度

 


Monastery History

The Abbey of Praglia lies at the foot of the Euganean Hills, approximately 12 km from Padua. The monastery was founded in the year 1080. The abbey complex today is the result of a great reconstruction carried out between the second half of the fifteenth and the first half of the sixteenth century. Today, only the bell tower remains of the original medieval structure. The basilica church, dedicated to the Assumption of Mary (Santa Maria dell’Assunta), was designed in 1490 by Tullio Lombardo. Construction of the nave was completed in 1548, and of the principal door and the cupola in 1550. The abbey has works by many prominent late-Renaissance painters of Veneto.

After being suppressed twice in the 19th century – first by Napoleon (1810) and then by the House of Savoy (1867) – the life of prayer and work according to the Rule of St. Benedict resumed again at Praglia on April 26, 1904.

Today over 40 monks reside in the abbey, making it one of the largest Benedictine communities in Italy.

Winery

“If, however, the needs of the place, or poverty should require that they do the work of gathering the harvest themselves, let them not be downcast, for then are they monks in truth, if they live by the work of their hands.”

(Rule of St Benedict 48, 7–8)

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The earliest documentary evidence associating grape growing with the Abbey of Praglia dates back to April 1st, 1130. On that day, Count Maltraverso sold Abbot Ribaldo of Praglia, several properties in Teolo for the sum of 50 Veronese lire. These properties included: a farm and two plots of arable land, one with vines and the other partly uncultivated. Countless testimonies follow, telling us that at the grapes and wines of the Abbey of Praglia have been a means of support and a vocation for nearly a millennium.

GDS - PRAGLIAIn August of 2011, after a brief hiatus of about twenty years, the Abbey of Praglia started making wine again. An ancient cellar, state-of-the art technology and profound respect for the environment are the foundations for judicious winemaking in the twenty first century. The abbey is situated in the Nature Park of the Euganean Hills, an area that is volcanic in origin. Despite the fact that the ancient abbey estate was drastically reduced in size when the religious orders were suppressed twice in the nineteenth century, it still has around forty hectares, with hills and plains, and woods and fields under crop. The vineyards occupy ten hectares, all of which lie inside the ancient walls or next to them

The first vines were replanted in 2005. The area’s traditional historic varieties were selected, including Garganega, Moscato Giallo, Merlot, Raboso and Friularo. Careful manual operations in the vineyard significantly limit production, with the objective of ensuring the plant’s natural balance and obtaining top-quality grapes.

In the heart of the medieval monastery, dating back nearly a thousand years, important restoration work has uncovered the magnificent space of the ancient cistern or “Venetian well”. It is in the silence of this room, with its four pillars set in rock, that the best reds and whites are left to age for the abbey’s reserve wines.

 

Products 

Pratàlea Bianco IGT VenetoPRATALEA1
Chardonnay 45%, garganega 45%, moscato giallo 10%

The name pratàlea comes from Latin, which means a place covered by meadows, just like those surrounding the Abbey of Praglia. Pratàlea is the outcome of this land and of the daily work of the monks. This wine identifies a thousand-year old tradition.

The combination of two varieties typical of the Euganean Hills – Moscato Giallo and Garganega – with Chardonnay offers sweet and aromatic notes. This is a fresh and soft white wine with a gentle personality. It is excellent as an aperitif or paired with cold dishes, fish and white meats.

food pairings: seafood, sashimi, white risotto
Recommended serving temperature: 8 to 12 degrees.

 

SOLLEMNIS1Sollemnis Colli Euganei Fior d’Arancio DOCG
Bianco Secco – Moscato Fior d Arancio 100%

Sollemnis is a wine obtained from Yellow Muscat grapes. It is solemn and round just like the architectonical shapes and rhythms of the monastery. A fresh and savoury white wine with a lively Mediterranean note of citrus fruit.

The scent of orange blossoms gives way to the uncommon freshness of a dry yet zesty and harmonious palate. Excellent as an aperitif or paired with vegetable dishes like raw artichoke salad and asparagus.  It is perfect with savoury fish dishes, but it is also a wonderful sipping wine.

food pairings: raw and grilled fish, aperitifs and vegetarian dishes
Recommended serving temperature: 6 to 10 degrees.

 

Rùbidus Colli Euganei DOC RabosoRUBIDUS1
Raboso Verona 100%

Rùbidus is a red wine made 100% from the Raboso grape varietal. The name Rubidus expresses its ruby color. Raboso is an old indigenous grape of the Euganean hills with an edgy personality. Raboso was in the past the most cultivated grape variety of eastern Veneto; today the vineyards of Raboso are just 1–2% of the total amount of vineyards in Veneto. This wine is powerful, fresh, and fruity.

Food pairings: highly seasoned dishes, red meats, and game.
Recommended serving temperature: 16 to 18 degrees.

 

 

 

 

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