The renowned Italian family-owned wine estate, Pasqua Vigneti a Cantine, has announced the exciting arrival of its first Famiglia Pasqua Organic wines, two single vineyard expressions of the region’s iconic Amarone and Ripasso wines.
Championed by award-winning, premium Amarone producer Pasqua, the world-famous Amarone style is unique to the Valpolicella region. Made from dried grape bunches, it is hugely popular for its silky texture, complex aromas and generous, rich flavours. After 12 years of dedicated research and nurturing, Pasqua is finally launching their very first 100% certified organic Amarone, alongside a Ripasso in time to celebrate National Organic Month, September 2022.
The new organic expressions are bursting with vibrant flavours of juicy red berries and Morello cherries, with complex notes of dark chocolate and vanilla; the perfect dinner party wine or wine-lovers gift.
CEO and third generation Pasqua, Riccardo explains. “Exploring and establishing sustainable winemaking practices that respect the environment and enhance the wines is very important to us at Pasqua. We are thrilled to be introducing our first 100% certified organic wines in the UK; especially these styles are so close to our winemaking hearts, and we can’t wait to see them being shared and enjoyed”.
Amarone della Valpolicella Cascina San Vincenzo 2017
Tasting Notes: Intense aromas of Morello cherries and spicy notes of tobacco, leather, dark chocolate and vanilla. Dark red berries and smoky aromas with round and velvety tannins are on the palate. It has a fresh acidity with a long and persistent finish.
Food Pairings: Delicious with hearty classic Italian dishes such as Ossobuco, truffle risotto or pappardelle with ragu. Try with rich, mature cheeses such mature Parmigiano Reggiano or Pecorino Vecchio.
Valpolicella Ripasso Cascina San Vincenzo 2019
Tasting Notes: On the nose: aromas of bright, ripe red fruits with herbaceous notes. On the palate, red berry fruits and strawberries. The light toasting of the wood gives the wine softness and floral and vanilla notes.
Food Pairings: It is excellent with traditional Italian savoury dishes such as pappardelle with ragu or second courses meat dishes such as braised beef and grilled meats.
The company is firmly placing sustainability as the future of its business. Pasqua joined the internationally recognised Equalitas Certification programme in Italy, which covers the environment and economic aspects of viticulture and vinification, and in May 2021, it officially commenced with the Unione Italiana Vini towards organic conversion and certification.
Behind the scenes, the winery has spearheaded sustainable practices, which first started ten years ago. They began by using lighter glass bottles and changing from 0,410 kg/bottle to 0,360 kg/bottle. Today more than 53% of its production utilises lighter glass bottles.
Consistently combining expert traditions with innovation since 1925, family winery Pasqua was originally born through the family’s love for Valpolicella. Nearly 100 years on, the winery is recognised worldwide as a producer and ambassador of prestigious Veneto wines. With renewed stylistic codes, the company’s ambition is to bring all the winemaking experience consolidated over 100 years of history into the future.
With their wines becoming much sought after worldwide, Pasqua has its sights firmly on working in harmony with nature, thanks to significant investment in their vineyards.
The brand’s tagline Pasqua, House of the Unconventional, embodies the winery’s bold spirit of driving innovation and creativity – challenging convention with passion and wit while remaining anchored in a commitment to excellence and a desire to be a centre for research and development.
Their award-winning portfolio showcases wines from vineyards and grape growers across the Veneto region, including the iconic Mai Dire Mai Amarone 2012, awarded 96 points in Decanter Best Wines of 2021.
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