Celebrate National Prosecco Week with Organic Prosecco
National Prosecco Week is June 3-9, 2019 and we have a variety of organic prosecco options to please every prosecco lover!
Prosecco is an Italian white wine. Prosecco DOC can be spumante (“sparkling wine”), frizzante (“semi-sparkling wine”), or tranquillo (“still wine”), depending on the perlage. It is made from Glera grapes, formerly known also as Prosecco, but egionally approved grapes can be blended as well. The following varieties are traditionally used with Glera up to a maximum of 15% of the total: Verdiso, Bianchetta Trevigiana, Perera, Glera lunga, Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Nero.
The name is derived from that of the Italian village of Prosecco near Trieste, where the grape may have originated. Prosecco DOC is produced in nine provinces spanning the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions. Our Prosecco wines come from the Veneto region. Prosecco is produced using the Charmat method of production (also known as the Italian Method). Grapes are carefully harvested then given a gentle press and placed in a steel tank. Organic, regional yeast is added and the fermentation process of the base wine begins. After being carefully blended and tasted, the still wine is introduced into pressurized, temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks, along with organic regional yeast and sugar, which stimulate the production of bubbles of carbon dioxide in the wine. As soon as the wine has reached the desired alcohol level, it is cooled and filtered, and all of the yeast used in the fermentation process is removed. Some of the residual sugar is kept to give it a bit of sweetness (based on the end style desired), and finally the Prosecco is bottled under pressure, to ensure that it keeps its bubbles.
Organic Prosecco by Cantina Pizzolato
The Pizzolato family has been working in the agricultural sector for more than five generations, consistently living in harmony with nature and the environment. The winery combines five generations of farming history and tradition with a deep commitment to organic wine production. This consideration of the natural world creates Italian organic wines of the highest quality.
These are the strong roots of the Pizzolato family, upon which an entire philosophy was built. The path began in 1981, when Settimo Pizzolato joined the company alongside his father Gino. He progressively undertook production of Italian organic wines, among the first wine producers in Italy to do so. Thanks to his desire to maintain the balance of the countryside ecosystem and a commitment to fine organic wine production, in 1991 Settimo was able to obtain the official USDA organic certification. The resulting organic wines have a true taste of place, embodying the terroir on which they were born and a sense of the family’s commitment to live and farm in harmony with nature.
The many Organic Prosecco of Cantina Pizzolato are made with 100% organically grown grapes and are Certified Vegan by the Vegan Society of the UK.
A Beautiful Lineup of Organic Prosecco
Pizzolato Fields Prosecco-Our flagship Organic Brut Prosecco Frizante: “Made entirely with organic grapes, this delicately sparkling wine boasts enticing scents of white spring flower, beeswax and pear. The vibrant, ethereal palate is loaded with finesse, offering Rennet apple, lemon and mineral alongside crisp acidity and a light, elegant perlage.”-91 points and #2 on Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Best Buys of 2018
Pizzolato Fields Prosecco Spumante-This charming and colorful label and bottle is designed to appeal to a consumer seeking a fresh and lively experience, and is perfect for parties and special celebrations or any meal calling for a bold sparkling option. This Prosecco has 5.1 bars of atmosphere/pressure, creating vibrant and long-lasting bubbles. smooth, fresh, well-balanced and lively with a creamy mouth feel and an elegant aftertaste. Carried exclusively at Whole Foods and available to restaurants nationwide.
Stefany, Extra Dry– This wine has an elegant new label and bottle design along with a new DOCG. Stefany Spumante is now DOCG Conegliano-Valdobbiadene, Prosecco Superiore, Extra Dry. “Aromas of ripe white stone fruit and a whiff of toasted nut lift out of the glass. Mirroring the nose, the lively foaming palate doles out white peach, pear, glazed almond and citrus zest. Bright acidity lifts the rich flavors.” 88 points, WE
Pizzolato NSA Prosecco-“Made with organically farmed grapes, this boasts alluring aromas of white stone fruit, citrus blossom and a whiff of bread crust. The aromas carry over to the crisp palate along with yellow apple, white peach, lemon and toasted hazelnut. It has bright acidity and pleasantly bitter finish. 89 points WE
Paloma Rose-Though not technically considered a Prosecco, Paloma Rose Spumante is produced with 95% Glera (Prosecco) and 5% Rabosso for a delicate light pale pink sparkler. “Light pink color with bright reflections. Armonic in the mouth with sweet notes in balance with a good acidity. Harmonious, fruity with hints of cherry and delicate floral notes.”-Pizzolato. 93 points, Rose Experience 2018 competition
This stellar selection of Organic Prosecco can be found at fine retailers throughout the country. Click here to find a distributor in your state who sells Cantina Pizzolato Organic Prosecco: