Tuesday, November 11, 2008
This is Greg St. Clair from K&L Wines in Hollywood. Greg is one of my go to guys for up to date, passionate discourse on Italian wines. Greg visits Italy several times every year and gets a chance to eat, drink and laugh with some of his favorite winemakers.
He is a treasure trove of information and always points me in the right direction.
Especially this past year when I have often emailed him with requests for Italian wines made from organic or biodynamic grapes.
This is what Greg has to say about Silvano Follador Prosecco:
"Last April in Italy I met with the very young bother-and-sister team of Silvano and Alberta Follador. We liked each other immediately. In today’s world of fast-paced business it was very refreshing to see that producers were more interested in who was going to take care of their wines rather than how much we were going to buy. I walked away hoping that they made wine that was at the very least good. A month later we tasted the samples and YOWSA! Dumfounded by the quality, humbly I asked for the price list knowing the quality and the stunning package would demand some outrageous price. The prices matched their personalities, however, humble and honest. Winner of Two Glasses in the 2005 Gambero Rosso (under the winery's previous name--changed in March 2005--Il Cardo)"
The family is practicing Biodynamic grape farming but have not received their certification as of yet.I have bought and enjoyed this Prosecco many times since Greg first recommended it to me.
Silvano Follador Prosecco Valdobbiadene Brut $14.99
Delicious and dry with crisp green apple flavors.
I continue to hope that Americans will break free of the misconception that sparkling or bubbly wines are only for holidays and celebrations.
Here is a winner priced for everyday enjoyment. Break open a bottle tonight with roast chicken.
Posted by Amy Atwood at 3:06 PM