Prosecco

Name of varietal: Prosecco

Common synonyms: Glera
 
Parentage of the grape: thought to have been first grown in Friuli, then brought to the Veneto region of Italy where it became most popular. 
 
History of the grape: References to a lightly sparkling wine in the Veneto date back to the 1100s, but it was much sweeter than the popular styles today. The reason for this is that the grape reaches full ripeness relatively late in the harvest season. The grapes would be crushed and set to ferment. However cold temperatures that couldn’t be controlled meant the wine would be bottled often before complete fermentation, which means residual sugar that didn’t get a chance to be converted to alcohol is still in the wine. Come spring, carbon dioxide gets trapped in the bottle, and the wine gets fizzy. The Carpene Malvoti winery under the direction of Antonio Carpene is credited with changing that method in 1868. He employed the French Charmat method to give the wine a secondary Read more »

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  • Cupcake Vineyards Prosecco 2011

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    I'd never tried prosecco before, so I didn't know what to expect. It wasn't bad, just not to my liking. Read More

    Wine review by hoodie86


  • Le Colture Rose Brut Spumante

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    Wine review by jdegennaro


  • Thanks for the replies..I was thinking of a full-bodied  chardonnay, but I ... I ... appreciated. I know a prosecco would go with the souffle, but I'm not sure about its pairing with the lemony salmon and the pasta with zucchini. A big challenge is finding a good wine shop in rural Ohio. We are about an hour and a half from Columbus, but it's ... Read More

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  • A real beginner here, but I love discovering new wines. I need help selecting wine to go with slow roasted salmon with lemon and rosemary, corn souffle, and marinated zucchini and tomato pasta. Thanks. Read More

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  • Just got home after having dinner following the tasting. Met up with Mr and Mrs ... were tiny and tight like a Prosecco. Was hoping for some nutty notes but no dice. Stinson poured a 2011 Tannat that reminded me of Sangiovese and had deep red and black fruit, mouth stripping tannins and showed great structure. Their 2013 Sauv Blanc was the only... Read More

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  • Just got this from Adam Lee. Meeting up with eMark and Foxall Monday for dinner. Should we change venues and do this? Not at all familiar with what Virginia has to offer. Hey All, Not sure if this is the proper place to post this, but wanted to invite all of you in the Santa Rosa area to a tasting of Virginia wines that we are hosting next Monda... Read More

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  • La Gioiosa et Amorosa Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superior NV

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    Wine review by puhnner


  • Cupcake Vineyards Prosecco NV

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    I love this prosecco. Light, not overly sweet.. Read More

    Wine review by Corksuckers


  • Fiorini Lambrusco Grasparossa Terre Al Sole 2012

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    I had this at a lovely place called Anchovies & Olives on Saturday- I have bad ... ... mid-dry rose, a simple prosecco and a fruity zinfandel and smashed them together, only ending up with the compatible & friendly qualities of each. I loved it, and now I need to find more, but it doesn't exist around here except at A&E- perhaps I'll have to ... Read More

    Wine review by amphibia


  • Tosti Prosecco Other Sparkling Wine NV

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    Surprisingly delicious Read More

    Wine review by runningbear


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  • I discovered Prosecco in Italy this past summer - I consider it my "summer love"!

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  • Prosecco is one of the best toasting wines. It's light, sparkling and low in alcohol. It's a crowd pleaser. Perfect for New Year's. Pairs well with light buttery christmas cookies, Italian biscotti or a triple cream brie. Yummy.

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  • I love Prosecco. I think it's better than inexpensive champagne and I don't get such a sugar buzz from it.

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