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.
With lively notes of apple, pineaple and acacia flower, this fresh and juicy prosecco is utterly delicious. With a delicate perlage and finishing dry, it's the perfect match for any cheeseboard or picnic.
John says “Legend has it that each morning in Old Venice, a wine vendor would set up his cart at the foot of the famous Campanile in Piazza San Marco... the bell tower in St Mark’s square. Through the day, as the sun beat its way across the piazza cobblestones, he would move to stay in the bell tower’s shadow – ombra, in Italian – making sure his wine kept cool and fresh. To this day, ask any Venetian tavern-keeper for “two shadows” – “Dame do ombre!” – and he’ll know exactly what you mean...two small chalice-glasses of fine Prosecco (you’ll never ask for just one ombra, because it is always to be shared with a friend). Fresh, crisp and dry, this authentic Prosecco from the Province of Treviso is as rewarding as that welcoming patch of breezy shade on a sweltering summer’s day...”
The winery writes "Fresh, juicy and generous bouquet showing off yellow apple, pineapple and acacia flower, moderate complexity overall. On the palate – fresh, harmonious and dry with a delicate perlage."