Giovanni Cielo founded the winery in 1908. Fourth generation family members Luca and Pierpaolo now run the winery and work with over 2000 local wine producers. They continue with their ancestor’s deep affinity with the earth and their desire to keep wine production as natural as possible. Bella Storia organic wine is a charity project of the Cielo e Terra winery. It supports the Murialdo World NGO in Italy and around the world. The Bella Storia brand philosophy is ‘do good and do it well’. The Bella Storia wine is a ‘well-made wine doing good’: it is organic and donates part of the value to charity. Bella Storia is also a social business offering products and services such as cinema; travelling; shops and catering. The charity aims to create self-sustainable job opportunities in the long term; so probably making the wine taste even better!
The Berici Hills are a range of ancient volcanic origin rising between Verona and Padua, whose northern slope hosts the City of Vicenza. The south-facing hills and mild climate favour vine growing it prospered here for thousands of years. A selection of local organic vine growers contribute their grapes to the winery. The grapes are selected by type; origin and sugar content; so that only the best quality grapes are chosen. The wine making is based on cold vinification and soft pressing to enhance both the fragrance and complexity of flavour.
A superb dark ruby red; fascinating bouquet with herbaceous notes; well balanced with juicy fruit flavours. Great equilibrium and harmony.
Give it a go with Italian-style sausages with fennel spaghetti and meatballs, baked pasta dishes such as lasagne and similar veggie bakes, macaroni cheese, meatloaf, burgers – especially cheeseburgers, spicy rice dishes such as jambalaya, bean dishes with smoked ham or chorizo, pizza and other toasted cheese dishes such as panini and quesadillas
Pasta dishes with tomato-based sauces, especially with pancetta/bacon or mushrooms – the choice is yours!!!