Jako Wine is a complete project which combines a well-defined qualitative style, strong personality and an international communication.
The idea was born in 2015 when the entrepreneur Luca Berti together with Michele Ceradini decided to make wines for friends. Fortunate was also the next meeting with Severino Barzan thanks to his long experience in the wine sector that launched the search for the most suitable Italian territories for the production of “the wines of the flamingo”, as they are now called.
They started with the Oltrepò pavese area (in Lombardy, north-west of Italy) thus focusing on the best Italian Pinot Noir for the production of classic method sparkling wines, as well as on Veneto region (north-east of Italy) for the production of both indigenous and international grapes under the guide of prof. Valenti for a total production of about 20,000 bottles per year.
Consistent wines which therefore go beyond a welcoming and rich bouquet, albeit punctually layered, being also deep, concentrated and long, and, at once, easy-to-drink and greatly balanced.
The classic method sparkling wines that I had the opportunity to taste are fine and complex: both the white version (2016, Brut, 48months on lees, 90% Pinot Nero, 10% Chardonnay), and the rosè (2012, 96 months on lees, 100% Pinot Nero). Rich, velvety and satisfying is, yet, the white wine Griso Venèxian Pinot Grigio delle Venezie DOC 2018 which breaks any prejudice on Pinot Grigio, given the too many diluted versions at low prices available especially abroad. The red Siresol Rosso Veneto IGT 2015 (grapes: Corvina, Rondinella, Oseleta, Croatina and Cabernet Sauvignon), produced with the same style of Amarone, of the ‘Severino Collection’ is structured, warm and welcoming but balanced by a beautiful vegetal and lively character.
Probably the discovery that most excited me during this long quarantine.