Italian bubbly wines makes my heart pump extra, and when I got the chance to test the ecological Prosecco from producer Tenuta Giol it was with great pleasure. The property has long roots down in wine history and was established already in 1427. But the producer must excuse me because I am more interested in what has happened last hundred years.
The estate was purchased by Giovanni Giol in 1919, who had recently returned from Mendoza in Argentina, where he had emigrated at a very young age. There he built a wine empire and one of the largest vineyards in the world. Back in Italy, he bought the entire estate from the family Papadopoli. Today, his grandchild Luisa responsible and proudly continues to manage and develop this wine paradise with the help of her son Vittorio.
Ecological all the way!
Giol strive to combine the highest quality with the utmost respect for the environment, that's why they only use organic production methods. They do not use pesticides or chemical fertilizers, instead they use products of vegetable, animal or mineral origin which offers lower toxicity to the vines and less pollution for both soil and groundwater. And most gratifying is that the property achieved eco-certification already in 1987.
Giol Prosecco Organic Brut
The grape Glera (also called Prosecco) is usally used for producing Prosecco which in this bubble, but it is also allowed to use the grape Bianchetta in combination with Glera.
But now finally over to this good wine. The color is pale yellow and the smell is distinctly fruity with hints of pear and peach and ending up with a pleasant flowery note. The taste is dry and mouth filled with delicious fruit and acidity that awake all taste buds directly. A pure experience that really gives value for money. Ideal both for an aperitif or for example in combination with a vegetarian risotto.
For less than 10 euros this is an excellent companion in the future.