A Blog in collaboration with MKB Importers Ltd
Hello Everyone! I am super excited to share some information about BOCELLI wines with you. Over the course of human history, wine has received its fair share of praise, almost even worship. It’s arguably the most beloved beverage in the world. A question to wine lovers … Do you know about BOCELLI wines?
These fine wines are imported in Malta exclusively by MKB Importers Ltd and as the appointed Brand Ambassador for Malta, I feel privileged to be able to share some information about them in my blog in the coming months together with some beautiful photos we snapped in the Maltese countryside.
Andrea Bocelli during a concert in Malta
About the BOCELLI family wines
Long Before Andrea Bocelli was famous for music and sold millions of albums, the Bocelli family has been known for wine. For over 130 years, they have made classic wines on their farm in Tuscany.
When Andrea Bocelli and Alberto Bocelli were very young, they grew up on the farm and learned to raise animals, grow grains, ride horses, and most importantly, make wine. Despite having his sight-impaired from birth, and ultimately losing it as a young boy, Andrea threw himself into his family’s estate with a full passion. Alberto, his younger brother, and closest friend was his constant companion, and together, the two young men worked hard, played hard, and learned the ways of their farm. They helped fill their family table with farm-fresh food, classic Tuscan red wine, and yes, music. The whole family enjoys singing, laughing, and sharing meals; to be at the Bocelli family table is to celebrate life.
The Bocelli wine collection represents the very best of Italian wine heritage, featuring the small-yield production of a range of family produced wines, hand-made in the traditional way with an artisanal style, and with a unique boutique nature with each of the wines having its own unique story to tell. The wines are of the highest quality that empowers the very essence of the Bocelli wine brand.
Here are a few examples of BOCELLI WINES available:
PROSECCO DOC – EXTRA DRY
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Prosecco
WINE TYPE:Delightful, everyday sparkling wine.
VINEYARD LOCATION: Valdobbiadene, Veneto.
TASTING NOTES: Made from the Prosecco grape that is indigenous to the Veneto region, this sparkling wine has subtle flower and fruit aromas that make the palate deliciously light and playful. Unlike many Champagnes, it is not harsh–rather, it tickles the throat with a peachy softness, and is flecked with minerality that remains simple in the best of ways. Perfect perlage make it the ideal choice for any occasion.
ANECDOTE:Long Before Andrea Bocelli was famous for music, the Bocelli family has been known for wine. For over 130 years, they have made classic wines on their Tuscan farm. Now in collaboration with Trevisiol, the ‘first family of Prosecco’, they share this delightful sparkling wine that is a staple of everyday Italian celebration.
TERRE DI SANDRO IGT
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Sangiovese
WINE TYPE: Old vine, very elegant red wine aged in French oak.
VINEYARD LOCATION: Lajatico, Tuscany.
TASTING NOTES: From the family estate of opera singer Andrea Bocelli comes this classic Sangiovese, a wine which has been made on his family’s vineyard for over130 years. Aged in French oak barriques, it has aromas of tart cherry, sweet black currant, and violets.
ANECDOTE: The wine is aptly named Terre di Sandro which translates to “Earth of Sandro” – Sandro being Alberto and Andrea’s father.
IN CANTO IGT
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
WINE TYPE: Bold, intense red wine aged in French oak.
VINEYARD LOCATION: Lajatico, Tuscany.
TASTING NOTES: In canto is a dense, powerful, lush Cabernet Sauvignon that confidently fills the senses. With just a few hundred cases made, every plant is fussed over, and every bottle counts. Alberto Bocelli, winemaker and brother to Andrea, makes this wine with a genuine passion for the French-origin varietal. In their soils of Lajatico, near Pisa, the ripening season is longer than many areas of Toscana, and their Cabernet expresses itself exceedingly well. A decadent wine with genuine character.
ANECDOTE: In Canto is named after Andrea’s 2008 studio album of classic, Italian radio songs.
PINOT GRIGIO IGT
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Pinot Grigio.
WINE TYPE: Crisp, complex, fruity white wine.
VINEYARD LOCATION: Veneto.
TASTING NOTES: Andrea Bocelli loves his white wines, and it shows in their delightfully crisp, complex Pinot Grigio. Grown in the green hills of the Colli Euganei in Veneto, the vines are thick and knotty, averaging about 15 years old, and yielding just enough grapes to make only one bottle of wine per plant. One bottle! With aromas of fresh Meyer lemon, mint, white flowers and sea salt, this wine is zesty, delicious, and made with integrity.
These BOCELLI wines are imported exclusively by MKB Importers Ltd and are available at 93 top restaurants in Malta and Gozo as well as leading hotels in Malta. Ask for BOCELLI Wines.
For enquiries contact
MKB Importers Ltd
22 Klementina Triq Has-Sajjied ,
I really enjoyed sharing this first blog about BOCELLI WINES in Malta. Stay tuned for more!
Lots of love