“Crafted from the ancient Raboso grape that is native to our region, Malanotte is a style of wine that almost died out. My friends at Casa Roma winery kept a passion for this remarkably rich and complex red, one of the longest maturing of any Italian wines, and they have helped in its resurrection – a story that seems very fitting when they retell the legend of Malanotte being the wine Jesus shared at the Last Supper!"
About JK.14 Wines
Other than his incredible rugby prowess, Sir John Kirwan has developed several other note-worthy passions over the years.
“I’ve been having a love affair in Italy, and so far it’s lasted 30 years. It’s okay, my wife knows all about it, and she understands. After all, she loves Treviso as much as I do, since she was born there. Treviso is unbelievable. The region is like a compact sampler of all that is the best of Italy. My first visit, I remember thinking, “This is a far cry from dad’s butchery back in Mangere.” Climbing the hill near our house, I could look across and see the homes of bright Pinot Grigios, full Merlots, and Proseccos that make Champagne seem dull. I want to share what I found with my friends and family back here in NZ … and hey, anyone else who wants a taste of something special. I hope you fall in love with Treviso as much as I have”.