Cantine Ceci was officially established in 1938, but the family, and particularly Otello Ceci, have had reputation for producing wine from the grapes of hills of Parma, for many years before. Otello owned a tavern in his local village. There his customers would come and feast on the local produce that Parma is famous for and wash it down with Otello’s wine made from the region. Gradually, his reputation grew and his loyal customers pushed him to produce more wine.
This sparkling wine from the Emilia-Romana region in Italy, evokes the floral sensations of roses and hawthorn and the fruity scents of apples and peaches. It leaves a lasting freshness on the palate bringing out a totally balanced taste, masterfully enhanced by a good final mellowness.
Its name recalls the winemaker's passion for Verdi and his operas. Like the beautiful leather clad bottle, Desdemona is a Italian beauty - from Othello, a Shakespearean play and Verdi Opera. For the record, Desdemona enrages and disappoints her father, a Venetian senator, when she elopes with Othello, a man several years her senior.
Excellent as an aperitif, yet this sparkling wine is also an ideal companion of delicate salami and cold pork meats and fish dishes.