This has turned out to be Prosecco Week on Pull That Cork. It’s an unofficial designation, but this week has been filled with delicious Prosecco that has been perfect for springtime sipping. We’re ending the week, and Earth Month, by sipping and sharing organic Corvezzo Prosecco, which we received as tasting samples.
Giovanni Corvezzo is the third generation to lead his family’s winery in the village of Cessalto near Treviso. His grandparents took the first step in establishing Corvezzo in 1960. The second generation expanded vineyard acreage and began experimenting with integrated pest control in an effort to become more sustainable. In 2009, when Giovanni assumed leadership of the winery, he began to explore converting the family’s estate vineyard to organic viticulture. By 2017 all 380 acres of estate vineyards were certified organic.
Always looking forward, in 2020 Giovanni began testing biodynamic principles in the vineyards. Corvezzo’s quest for sustainability continues with the exploration of alternatives to copper sulfate in the vineyard to control mildew, the use of solar energy and a biomass plant to generate energy using vine prunings.
Both wines are made using only estate grapes, are certified organic in the vineyard and wine cellar and are labeled “Made with organic and vegan grapes.” No animal products are used in the winemaking.
Corvezzo Extra Dry Prosecco DOC — pale yellow with generous bubbles and delicate aromas of citrus , pears and yellow melons. Flavors include white flowers, pears and citrus. The flavor profile is lively and fresh with good acidity and a clean finish. 11.5% abv. SRP $13
85% Glera + other allowed white grape varieties. This Extra Brut has 12 g/l of residual sugar but doesn’t taste sweet.
Corvezzo 2019 Millesimato Extra Dry Prosecco DOC Rosé — pale pink with aromas of blackberries. Flavors lead with blackberries and raspberries along with citrus in the background and white flowers. Once again, the flavors are lively and fresh with good acidity and a clean finish. 11.5% abv. SRP $13
Glera + Pinot Nero are the grape varieties with 12 g/l of residual sugar in this Extra Dry Prosecco Rosé, but again this wine doesn’t taste sweet.
Both wines are easy sipping and so reasonably priced for the quality and organic certification. After a day working in the garden either Prosecco would be most welcome in my glass. I love that they’re so bright with mouth-filling bubbles and very low in alcohol. Or course, either would be good before dinner or with a light meal and I can’t help but think of Mother’s Day when I look at these pretty wines and distinctive bottles.
Just for fun we tasted both wines with a raspberry clafoutis and found the Prosecco Rosé made a particularly delicious pairing. Clafoutis works as a pairing because it isn’t a very sweet dessert; its sweetness comes largely from the raspberries (I cut back on the sugar in the recipe) and for that reason it pairs well.