Sunday, April 20, 2014

Why not Celebrate 'Earth Day', April 22nd, with the only Organic Prosecco on this Earth-- Mionetto? by Philip S. Kampe

Nothing says it's time to Celebrate Earth Day more than a toast with Mionetto Organic Prosecco D.O.C. Treviso. I am told that the Mionetto Organic Prosecco is the only Organic Prosecco in the market. In fact, the bottles lettering is in green, highlighting their devotion to the organic movement.

The demand for organic products has grown throughout the years, first food, then wine. A sustainable and organic wine importer, Jenny & Francois,  has grown from a few tables of offerings five years ago to an importer with close to two hundred selections in 2014.

The consumer market is ripe for organic wine offerings. And at under $14 a bottle, the Mionetti Organic Prosecco is an obvious choice for Earth Day on April 22nd, as well as the rest of the year.

My taste buds found the Prosecco to be a bit drier than usual, a big plus for me. No rough edges, clean with highlights of green apple, which dominates, followed by hints of pear and peach. Medium mousse, the beads, remained intact, while the aromatics engaged my senses with green apple, honey and citrus. The Prosecco was well balanced, medium bodied with a lingering finish. It is an obvious food wine.

The Glera grapes are from an organic winery in the town of Vazzola, in the hills of Treviso. The winery practices organic farming techniques and grows the grapes without synthetic chemicals and fertilizers. The Glera grapes are certified Organic.

I stumbled upon a bottle of Mionetto Organic Prosecco at one of my favorite wine merchants and thought that if it were Organic, why not sample it before Earth Day to see if it was worthwhile for my readers to consider on April 22nd.

The result is an astounding 'Yes'.

Philip S. Kampe

                                                          Philip S. Kampe

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