Rebuli Prosecco Brut, NV, Treviso DOC, Veneto, Italy
Like the colour black: effortlessly cool on its own, goes with everything.
A round, fruity spumante for any time of the day, this goes with anything but is equally delicious on its own. Sustainable, effortlessly cool and won't break the bank. Rebuli recommend it with "rice and peas"which in this context probably means the Italian risotto con piselli, although the Anglo-Caribbean staple would be just as cool. Rice & pea and spumante.
A relatively new winery, the Rebuli's have been making sparkling wine since the 1980s. Their recent start means their tech is absolutely on point, and is mixed with a wealth of knowledge and respect for their environment & these guys are dedicated to sustainability, from recycled bottles to solar power and hand harvesting. Mixing family and business is oft said to be a tricky prospect, but Angelo and his sons Mauro, Paolo and Gianni make it looks easy.
BY HUMBLE GRAPE
At Humble Grape, we believe wine is for sharing & that each wine-drinker should be allowed to build their own version of their world wine. We seek out hand-crafted wines made by people with love, & import them directly. Small, family-run producers get the representation they deserve, & customers only pay for the wine they’re drinking, with no agents, importers or distributors. And as they’re made with loving care, all these wines are biodynamic, organic or come from sustainable vineyards. As many of the wines we list are small-batch, our wine list of approx 400 wines is living & updated frequently.
What we bring to the wine drinker is a selection of wines that represent stepping out of the supermarkets, & in return they get to know our “Hero Producers”. Hero producers are winemakers that we import directly & exclusively to the UK. They personally work closely with our staff to keep them train about what is happening in the vineyard & in the winery, & how we can best uphold their ethos. They are all small production, family-run, as well as run biodynamic, organic and/or sustainable farms. They visit us quite often, collaborating in winemaker dinners & guest meet & greets.