Della Vite, Prosecco by Delevingnes

Words by Andrea, Pics by Andrea and Della Vite

Physically I’m in London, my mind is elsewhere.

It’s Friday night and I am daydreaming while I pick the photographs for the new Slow Journey in Capri – now available here, sipping a cold glass of Della Vite Prosecco.. Such a treat!

These crispy bubbles make me “fly away” from this living-room and cloudy sky and I can almost envision myself sailing around Capri having sunset drinks with my friends.

Della Vite is my latest discovery in the Italian sustainable wine scene.

A Prosecco brand created by the three sisters Delevingne – Chloe, Cara and Poppy – in collaboration with Biasotto, Italian winemakers for over three generations. 

The choice of the Delevingnes to launch an Italian wine brand intrigued me, so I made some research and tonight I am tasting one of their creamy and smooth creations.

When I first read about Della Vite, I was curious to know why the Delevingnes, who have a background in fashion and cinema, decided to create a Prosecco brand. At the UK launch press release Poppy Delevingne, who is also the one who signed the label-less brand logo on the bottles, commented “We’ve always spoken about starting a business together but were keen to find something that we could all really get behind and that was equally meaningful to each of us. Prosecco has always been our ritual, wherever we were in our lives, laughter and lifelong memories were made over cold glasses of Prosecco so it was the obvious perfect fit for us. We love Italian culture, food, tradition and history and wanted to create something that is authentic and spirited.”

To forge the idea, the Delevingnes took a deep journey into the valleys of Valdobbiadene – UNESCO Heritage site in Northern Italy – and it took them over two years of research to create, together with Biasotto family, two Proseccos defined by a balance of innovation and tradition.

The choice to collaborate with the winery Biasotto, who has a long lasting tradition in the sustainable production of wine, is not fortuitous. Indeed, talking about this new adventure and the ethos of the brand, during the press release Cara Delevingne said “Placing sustainability first and using agricultural methods that don’t rely heavily on industry is at the core of Della Vite’s values. We spent four months looking for the perfect winery to align with our vision and are so proud to have created two exceptional Proseccos that are both sustainably produced and 100% certified vegan.”

Starting from the location where the Proseccos are produced, protected by the UN due to its cultural and environmental significance, alongside the avoidance of farming machinery and overseas ingredients, the Della Vite winery operates on solar powered energy. Made from hand-picked grapes, these Proseccos aim to create wine culture in a glass.

Suggested Food Pairing ideas

 

PROSECCO SUPERIORE DOCG

Parmesan shavings 

Cured Meat and Bitter Leaves such as: Bresaola Salad with Treviso Raddichio

Figs and Honey 

Artichoke Hearts and Nocellera Olives

 

PROSECCO TREVISO DOC

Soft cheese such as: Burrata with Peaches

Shellfish such as: Venetian-styled scallops 

Pomegranate Sorbet

Artichoke Hearts and Nocellera Olives

 

I am currently having the Prosecco Superiore DOCG with figs and honey and it’s heaven!

Cheers, Andrea

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