Tiamo WinesTiamo is a line of excellent moderately priced Italian wines made from organic grapes.
About Tiamo Wines
Tiamo is a line of excellent moderately priced Italian wines made from organic grapes. They all represent top quality wines from the best growers in their respective regions.
The selection includes a delicious Prosecco that is sourced from vineyards in the village of Valdobbiadene, a crisp but fruit forward Pinot Grigio that comes from vineyards near Treviso in the Veneto region and a beautifully soft Chianti from Montespertoli which lies in the heart of the Tuscan countryside.
All of the Tiamo wines are blended by the owners of Tiamo, Melvyn & Jane Master, their son Charlie Master and the Sager family.
Italian Wine Classification
Italy’s classification system has four classes of wine, with two falling under the EU category Quality Wine Produced in a Specific Region (QWPSR) and two falling under the category of Table Wine. The four classes are:
Vino da Tavola (VDT): Denotes simply that the wine is made in Italy.
Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT): Denotes wine from a more specific region within Italy.
Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC)
Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG)
Both DOC and DOCG wines refer to zones which are more specific than an IGT, and the permitted grapes are also more specifically defined. The main difference between a DOC and a DOCG is that the latter must pass a blind taste test for quality in addition to conforming to the strict legal requirements to be designated as a wine from the area in question.
The overall goal of the system is to encourage producers to focus on quality wine making. Presently, there are about 120 IGT zones, plus 311 DOC and 32 DOCG appellations.
The Tiamo Chianti DOCG comes from a certified organic vineyard near the hillside village of Montespertoli in Tuscany.
The wine is a blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is made without any contact with wood in order to get as much of the fruit quality as possible. The resulting wine is soft and elegant and rich in flavor.
The Tiamo Pinot Grigio is sourced from a certified organic vineyard near the town of Treviso in the Veneto wine growing region of Italy.
No oak is used in making the wine in order to keep it fresh and crisp but the wine is also floral and full of fruit due to the high quality of the organic grapes used in its production.
Organic Prosecco DOC
Prosecco is a white grape variety that has been cultivated in the Veneto region of Italy since 1800 and that today makes one of the world’s most delicious sparkling wines.
The best vineyards for growing Prosecco are located in and around the village of Valdobiadene and the Tiamo Prosecco is produced exclusively from certified organic grapes from that region.
The wine is fresh and fruity with lovely rich aromas of apple and pear with a hint of citrus that fade into the floral bouquet. The Tiamo Prosecco pairs well with lighter cuisine food, especially fish/shellfish and softer cheeses. It’s also an ideal aperitif and is an excellent base for cocktails—such as the Bellini or Mimosa.