Sir John Kirwan MBE, the former rugby legend and mental health advocate, has been conducting a love affair with Italy for over 30 years now. (It's ok, his Italian wife is from Treviso, she gets it!) The fruit of this love affair is the selection of truly delicious and finely crafted Italian wines that he imports into New Zealand. With his son Luca and daughter Francesca playing an active role in the business, John and his family have carefully chosen wines that capture the heart and soul of the regions they are made from.
This delicious prosecco is fresh, juicy and lively, with notes of citrus and red apple on the nose. It's crisp and fresh on the palate with a gentle yeasty complexity, and finishes dry so will pair with a wide range of foods.
John says “300 years ago, Bartolomeo Bortolomiol moved to Valdobbiadene to start an iron forging business - but in these fertile hills he developed another passion...growing grapes. Nine generations later, Labano created the sparkling wine that would help etch the name Prosecco into history. So I’ve named this local masterpiece after another...Labano, master of life and wine."
The winery writes "Fresh, juicy and generous bouquet showing off ripe citrus and red apple aromas with a light yeasty complexity and floral moments, moderate complexity overall. On the palate – fruity, crisp, fresh and more certainly dry. With moderate alcohol and a fine mousse showing off the apple, lemony and yeast qualities."