Bella Storia Merlot Cielo e Terre
Bella Storia Merlot is a superb dark ruby red. It has a fascinating bouquet with a typical herbaceous note. The wine is well balanced with juicy fruit flavours; great equilibrium and harmony.
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; together with Bella Storia Merlot being a vegan wine probably makes it taste even better!
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 ancestors deep affinity with the earth and their desire to keep wine production as natural as possible. They are committed to continue to increase quality and traceability in their wine production and support charitable projects wherever possible.
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.
Grower: Cielo e Terre
Serve at 16°-18°C.
As with all wines on this website, this wine has been made without animal products. This is not the case with so many wines that are commonly on sale in the UK. Far too many wines have animal products used as a so-called production aid; they will often have a large array of chemical additives as well. Have a look at our page on additives allowed in wines. Many vegan wines are also organic or better still bio-dynamically grown. The care taken in growing the grapes and making the wine comes through in the taste of the final product. This is a vegan wine.