We land in a New Era: the new 3 Piwi wines are arrived in the winery!
Confirming our commitment to the search for increasingly sustainable viticulture, we officially present the new Piwi wines: a red from Merlot Khorus, Cabernet Cortis and Prior, a still white wine from Bronner grapes and a sparkling Pet Nat wine from Johanniter grapes!
PIWI- Pilzwiderstandfähig is a term that, as we said in our other in-depth articles, translated from German means resistant to fungal deseases and indicates a series of vines obtained by pollination between Vitis Vinifera and American vine which, crossing after crossing, turned out to be capable of naturally opposing fungal diseases such as powdery mildew and downy mildew. To read more about our project dedicated to resistant vines started in 2017 click here.
Let’s see in more detail the new wines:
IGT Veneto White Wine “Huakai” – The journey
Our “Huakai” is an organic and vegan certified IGT white wine from the Veneto region and comes from the Bronner variety, a resistant variety. Wine with floral notes and light balsamic and aromatic points. Slight hints of apple, peach, ripe apricot and vanilla. Its name takes its inspiration from a word that means “movement that takes place from one place of departure to another” and evokes the “journey” in the Asian etymologies.
IGT Veneto Red Wine “Konti-Ki” with no added sulphites – The means of transport
Our “Konti-ki” is an organic and vegan certified IGT red wine from the Veneto region, made from Merlot Khorus, Cabernet Cortis and Prior grapes, all resistant red berry varieties. Wine with intense, harmonious, spicy aromas with typical notes of red fruit. Its name was inspired by the “Kon-Tiki”, the raft used by the Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl on his expedition in 1947 across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the islands of Polynesia. The boat was named after an ancient Inca name of the god of rain (Kon).
Sparkling White Wine IGT Veneto “Ho’Opa” – The destination
Our “Ho’opa” is a sparkling Pet nat white wine, certified organic and vegan Venetian IGT and from Johanniter grapes, a resistant variety. Very fruity wine with distinctive citrus and tropical notes such as pineapple. Floral notes of wisteria. We advise you to rotate it slightly before tasting so that the yeasts stand out: this is in fact a “Col Fondo” wine. Also characteristic is the closure with the crown cap. Its name was inspired by an ancient language spoken by the Hupa people.
The beginning of a new Era: come with us!
Each of these wines represents a stage of our journey into an unexplored world which, we are sure, will mark the beginning of a new era. This journey is further narrated visually on the bottles themselves, thanks to the “talking” labels and to the dragonfly, true ambassador of a “clean” agriculture and a reference of the new world of PIWI. The three wines in fact each represent a different stage, departure (that of the new Piwi in November 2019), the journey, the means and the destination. Each chapter of this adventure is told in the blog of the winery website.
Even the names of Piwi Pizzolato wines are a choice that leads back to the imagination of exploration, travel and discovery. The names chosen in fact ideally lead to facts, anecdotes of real exploratory elements.
HO’OPA: The language Hupa or Hoopa (endonym: Na: tinixwe Mixine: whe) lit. “language of the Hoopa Valley people”) belongs to the Athabaska language family (of the Na-Dené superfamily), spoken by the Hupa people, along the bottom of the Trinity River in Northwest California, and, before contacts with Europeans, also from the Chilula and Whilkut. The literal meaning of the native name is: “Language of the people who inhabit the Hoopa valley”.
HUAKAI: it is the movement that takes place from one place of departure to another and from a journey and you know, you always come back different. It means “journey” in the Asian etymologies
KONTI-KI: The Kon-Tiki is the raft used by the Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl on his expedition in 1947 across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the islands of Polynesia. The boat was named after an ancient Inca name of the rain god (Kon).
Three wines with diffeIGT Veneto White Wine “Huakai” – The journeyrent and lively personalities that enclose the essence of our journey towards an increasingly sustainable viticulture and that promise to give those who taste them new and unprecedented experiences. Export begins .. let’s go!!