The Biscardo Family have been making wine from their base in Soave for over 150 years and the operations are currently led by brothers Maurizio and Martino Biscardo.
Renowned for their Proseccos and Corvina based reds in particular, they are also involved in a fascinating project in Puglia.
During the course of Maurizio's long and illustrious career, he has consulted for well known wineries around Italy and in doing so he came across the vineyards that provide the grapes for their Puglian wines.
Both the Pugliese and Veneto wines are characterised by a dangerous drinkability, aromatic purity and exceptional value for money.
Having won huge acclaim already this year, scooping 7 out of the 12 Mundus Vini Great Gold Medals, Cantina Mabis are sure to become a favourite in 2017.
Pinot Grigio became so popular that some producers cut corners and many are rather thin. That could certainly not be said about this one, made by the talented Biscardo family in the grape’s homeland of the Veneto.
Pinot Grigio is called “grigio” (grey) because it has more colour in the grapeskin than most white grapes, and with careful winemaking (cold maceration and the red wine process) it can offer a pale rosé colour, hence the name “blush”.
This is a special vintage cuvee made by the Biscardo brothers in the northern Veneto, the heartland of the region and the vineyards which made it famous. This is “proper” vintage Prosecco.
The peculiarity of this wine comes from the particular tufaceous soil, which gives a special minerality to the wine. There are a few hectares, around 12, therefore an extremely limited yield
This is a delicious and versatile wine. It is made using a long slow fermentation in inox tanks and is then left on its lees for about five months to soak up more depth of flavour.
This is both an interesting and excellent value wine. It is made by the “apassimento” process involving the addition of partially dried grapes to the fermentation giving extra body, texture and complexity.
This is extra quality Valpolicella, between standard and Amarone, made in the Veneto by the ripasso method: drying the grapes for about 4 months during which they lose about a third of their water content. The wine is therefore fuller and more concentrated
The exposure of the vineyard is North/South and it is cultivated with Guyot system. The seasonal average production does not exceed 100 quintals per hectare.
Made by the talented and experienced Biscardo family in the northern Veneto, this is precisely what one should be able to expect of Pinot Grigio: a well-made wine with plenty of flavour. The “diamonds” on the bottle shoulder are genuine Swarovski, making it an ideal gift.
Made by the Biscardo family in the northern Veneto, this is “proper” Prosecco made by the traditional method: fermented twice. The “diamonds” on the bottle neck are genuine Swarovski, making it the perfect gift.