Cielo e Terra
What started out around 100 years ago as a family business now has over 2000 farmers growing grapes on contract. On the surface Cielo e Terra may not seem like our usual type of supplier, but they have taken their organic farming and wines very seriously. Given the quality of what they produce, we're delighted to support them. Ethics are also high on their agenda, and via their "Blu Project" they donate 5% of their profits to building water wells in Sierra Leone, amongst many other worthy charitable causes. The Chardonnay "Ekuò" is simplicity itself: light, fresh, zingy and relatively light in alcohol, an easy glassful that everyone will enjoy. The quintessential easy-going Merlot "Ekuò" is perfect if you're after something light, soft and quaffable. Lovely served fresh (not chilled) at lunchtime or at room temperature with light nibbles, pastas and salads and especially pizza. Like its Chardonnay sibling, it has very broad appeal.