One of Italy’s pioneering organic wineries, Perlage was founded in the Prosecco region in 1985 by the seven Nardi brothers and their parents, Afra and Tiziano.
Today, a deep respect for both the past and future is as the heart of everything Perlage does; its methods look to both tradition and innovation to create a product that tells a story of the land it’s from, while also protecting that land for generations to come.
Organic wines are made with respect for the environment and the vineyard workers in mind. There is a minimal use of chemical products, and no use of herbicide that has negatively impacts on bees and overall biodiversity. The outcome is more sustainable environment and wines that are both better for you, and taste better too!
Perlage is a leader in organic prosecco production, with the Nardi family steadily crafting wines that are elegant and of high quality. If you love Prosecco at its crisp, fine, pure best, Perlage is a label to seek out.
Farro stocks some fantastic examples of organic and natural wines from Italy. Here are some to try:
PERLAGE ORGANIC SGAJO PROSECCO - In the mouth it’s soft and dry, with fine bubbles and lovely crisp green apple flavours. This wine is certified organic, and vegan. $21.99
ORGANIC CHIARETTO ROSE - From the shores of Lake Garda in the Lombardy region of Northern Italy comes the certified organic and vegan Chiaretto rose. Made from a blend of grapes including Groppello and Marzemino, it has a beautiful pale pink hue and dry, crisp taste. $16.99
ORGANIC ZIOBAFFA TOSCANA - Made from Sangiovese and Syrah grapes handpicked and crafted in a zero-waste Tuscan winery, this unoaked organic and vegan red has a smooth flavour and pairs easily with a variety of foods including pasta, meat and cheeses. $19.99
ORGANIC NINFATO SANGIOVESE - 100% Tuscan Sangiovese grapes are picked, de-stemmed and pressed without the use of sulphites. The traditional technique of batonnage takes place while the wine matures and refines in tanks, to ensure it’s not affected by oxidisation. This bright wine has a full-bodied flavour with notes of cherry and red berry. $19.99
VINO ITALIANO The largest ever tasting of Italian wines in New Zealand sees 150 Italian wines to taste, 16 winemakers travelling from Italy and masterclasses by Cameron Douglas (Master Sommelier), Andrea Martinisi (Sommelier at The Grove) and Yvonne Lorkin (Chief Tasting Officer at Winefriend).
- Royal NZ Yacht Squadron
- Saturday 31 August 2019, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
- Tickets from $40 at www.iticket.co.nz