By Do Bianchi

A humanistic perspective onto the world of Italian food, wine, and culture.

Prosecco vintage notes 2021.

From La Gioiosa winemaker Stefano Gava: The vegetative cycle started a bit late this year. During budding, around April 7 and 8, there was frost and temperatures that reached -4° C. During the flowering and fruit set, the temperatures continued to stay very low, with plentiful rainfall. During the months of June and July, the temperature…

Why Prosecco is the best wine for Thanksgiving.

Halloween is almost here. And that means that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Every year, our friends and colleagues in the U.S. ask us the same question: What’s the best wine for Thanksgiving? Our answer? Prosecco, of course! But it’s not just because we love the Prosecco that we make in the hills of…

A top U.S. wine writer’s tasting notes for La Gioiosa Prosecco Rosé.

We couldn’t be more thrilled that leading U.S. wine writer Meg Maker published the following tasting notes for the La Gioiosa Prosecco Rosé on her popular site, Terroir Review: “Spring-pink and fragrant of strawberries, rhubarb, kiwi, and lime peel. Its body is animated by tiniest bubbles that relax into languid, persistent chains, and its flavors…

La Gioiosa is Italy’s most popular Prosecco DOC Rosé

According to data published late last month by the Italian wine industry’s leading trade observer, IRI, La Gioiosa Prosecco DOC Rosé is the category’s top seller. The survey covers Italy’s retail sales of Prosecco Rosé from November 2020 through March 2021, a five-month period following the Prosecco Consortium’s green light for the category last year (the wines were…

La Gioiosa et Amorosa celebrates Valentine’s Day.

What’s in a name? The full name of our winery is La Gioiosa et Amorosa. It’s a tribute to our land and it helps us to remember that our roots are intertwined with a territory that was already renowned as a marca gioiosa et amorosa (a joyous and amorous borderland) as early as the 12th…

A holiday greeting from La Gioiosa president Giancarlo Moretti Polegato.

View Giancarlo’s holiday message in Italian and other languages here. Watch with English-language subtitles below. Click here for Indonesian. Click here for Japanese. Click here for Korean. Click here for Vietnamese. Click here for Thai. Click here for Chinese. Click here for Bilibili users. As the year comes to an end, I’d like to personally…

The NEW Prosecco DOC Rosé is here!

La Gioiosa’s Prosecco DOC Rosé is made using just Glera and Pinot Noir grapes in amounts that align with those included in the appellation regulations. The Pinot Noir must be grown within the Prosecco DOC appellation. As for the classic Prosecco DOC, the Glera and Pinot Noir used to make Prosecco DOC Rosé must come…

La Gioiosa hosts WSET seminars for international wine experts.

At the end of August, La Gioiosa and the estate’s international brand ambassador Diva Moretti Polegato hosted a group of 35 wine professionals from across the world for a series of Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) seminars. Italian and international journalists and wine professionals from all over Europe gathered at the winery’s iconic Villa…