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The art of making Giusti Prosecco
Ermenegildo Giusti pulls out his iPhone and finds a photo of a painting. It’s one he did of a woman in classic style — a shawl draped over her shoulder, demurely revealing her naked torso.
Then he pours a glass of Giusti Prosecco, made on a family estate he’s created in Italy’s Montello region.
“Wine is like art,” he says. “The colour, the flavour, the passion in it. Life has to be full of passion.”
Last week, Dr. Giusti was back in Vancouver — he moved his construction and oil and gas businesses to Alberta when the NDP was elected in BC — to launch the availability of three Giusti Proseccos: Brut, Dry and Extra Dry.
He helped to plant the vines in 2006 and has put his heart into the property.
“My vineyards are like a garden,” he says. For instance, the grass is cut around the vine so most of the soil’s energy goes into the Prosecco (Glera) grapes.
The three Giusti Proseccos will be available in private liquor stores in Vancouver this week. The retail price will be approximately $30.