Italian wine: The Captivating Color and Values of Blu Giovello
- WTI Magazine #142 Aug 18, 2021
The Blu Giovello wines have been made and exported to the American market for the last 30 years and have now come out with new labeling, hence why I had this opportunity to try these wines.
The Winery ~ Blu Giovello
The first thing that caught my attention of these wines was the blue color of the bottles. It immediately reminded me of the Amalfi Coast. I could picture myself looking out over the crystal blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. That just so happened to be the goal of the winery by selecting the blue colored bottles was to remind folks of the Italian skies and seas.
The dragonfly on the label is a "symbol of harmony and prosperity" along with nature. The aim is to produce "young and fresh wines" hence the name Blu Giovello. It's a combination of the Italian word, giovane, meaning young, and bello, meaning beautiful.
Blu Giovello focuses on making wines from native grapes from the Veneto and the Friuli wine regions in northeastern Italy. These regions are sheltered from the cold Alpine north, but also the climate is mitigated by the Adriatic Sea to the south.
Piera Martellozzo is the winemaker whose family stems from the wine industry under the Piera 1899 Winery. The winery focuses on a number of sustainable practices including the utilization of light weight bottles, a microfiltration system for production of wines with lower sulfites, and use of a photovoltaic system to save on energy.
I’m sharing both the Prosecco from Blu Giovello and also their Pinot Grigio since I couldn’t believe the price I discovered after trying it. I hope you have an opportunity to try these as well. Blu Giovello must be doing something right as they have experienced 35% growth over the last 5 years producing about 90,000 bottles annually. With prices like these and an enjoyable quality to back it up, makes these wines the perfect every day.
Blu Giovello Prosecco DOC Frizzante is produced by lightly pressing the grapes in controlled temperatures for 10 days. It completes 2nd fermentation via the Martinotti, Charmat, method in stainless steel. It’s made from 100% Glera grapes. Straw colored with aromas of apples and pears. Refresh with fine bubbles. The wine has a touch of sweetness with crisp acidity and citrus. ABV 11% SRP $12.99
Blu Giovello Pinot Grigio DOC Delle Venezie are produced from grapes softly pressed and controlled temperatures for fermentation. The juice then spends time on the lees until the spring. This wine is produced from 100% Pinot Grigio grapes. The wine is a pale straw color, fruity and aromatic on the nose. A dry, light and pleasant Pinot Grigio with green apple, pear and some mineral notes. In my honest opinion a great value at only $8.99 a bottle. A perfect every day wine. ABV 12%