National Prosecco Week is July 19-26, 2021 and we have a variety of organic Prosecco options to please every Prosecco lover!
Prosecco is an Italian sparkling white wine. Prosecco DOC and DOCG can be spumante (“sparkling wine”) or frizzante (“semi-sparkling wine”), depending on the perlage. It is made from Glera grapes, formerly known also as Prosecco, but regionally approved grapes can be blended as well. For example, Pizzolato’s newest Rosé Prosecco DOC is blended with Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir) to create its elegant pale pink color.
The name is derived from that of the Italian village of Prosecco near Trieste, where the grape likely originated. Prosecco DOC is produced in nine provinces spanning the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions. Pizzolato 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 dosage, 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.
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.”-90 points and #2 on Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Best Buys of 2018 and #9 in 2020
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. Wine Enthusiast 91 Points
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.” WE Best Buys of 2020
Pizzolato NSA Prosecco-“Made with organically farmed grapes and No Sulfites Added, 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
Pizzolato M*USE Prosecco Spumante – Aromas of golden apple, pressed flowers, white peach, and mint with a soft, crisp, effervescent, dryish light body and a sleek, medium-length Meyer lemon, sage, and plantain finish. A dry and palate-opening Prosecco that will make a great aperitivo. The Muti-Use bottle can be reused for anything from a water carafe to candle holder.
Pizzolato Prosecco DOC Rosé – Beautiful copper-pink in the glass. Delicate aromas of white flowers, apple and pear, typically found in Prosecco, combined with immediately recognizable red fruit aromas of Pinot Noir. This wine pairs pefecty with raw fish starters, delicate first and second courses.