Corvezzo (kor-VETZ-zoh) is the leading name in organically grown, vegan wines from northeast Italy’s Veneto region.
Founded in 1960, the winery is in the village of Cessalto near Treviso, a sweet spot in the Veneto between the cool Dolomite Mountains and the sunny Adriatic Sea.
Family-owned and run, Corvezzo has the largest acreage in Italy of certified organic Glera and Pinot Grigio grapes. According to owner/winemaker Giovanni Corvezzo, his wines have not only adapted to organic farming – they have thrived, becoming stronger, with better balance and producing higher quality fruit. The signature wine style for him is fresh and bright.
2020 Corvezzo Extra Dry Prosecco Rosé ($13) This prosecco is made with organic and vegan Glera and Pinot Nero grapes that were cold crushed and pressed for the primary fermentation. The secondary fermentation took place at 60 days using the Charmat method. It is pale pink in color with delicate aromas. On the palate it has light bubbles with light flavors of strawberry and citrus. It is 11.5% ABV with 12 g/L of residual sugar.
2020 Corvezzo Extra Dry Prosecco ($13) This prosecco is also made with organic and vegan grapes (85% Glera and 15% other DOC permitted grapes) that were cold crushed and pressed for the primary fermentation. The secondary fermentation took place at 60 days using the Charmat method. It is pale straw in color with delicate aromas of pear and apple. On the palate it too has light bubbles, delicate flavor and good acidity. It is 11.5% ABV with 12 g/L of residual sugar.
Both of these refreshing sparkling wines from Corvezzo are very affordable and make a nice fit as Behind the Cork™ Wines of the Week. Cheers!