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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  • Prosecco has taken the world of wine by storm but my friends know my thoughts on this popular Italian sparkler….Pay The Extra Quid (PTEQ!)…that’s ‘PTED’ (dime) the U.S. of course; there are some very average bottles of Prosecco on our shelves.Prosecco is from northeast Italy, more precisely from five Veneto provinces (Treviso, Venice, Vicenza, P... Read More

    From the article Prosecco Has Become The Default Bubbly

  • Coriole is one of our favourite places to visit. Its situated in McLaren Vale, ... ... platter. Their fiano and prosecco were my favourites. They are starting to introduce a lot more Italian varieties to the region. The estate has great gardens and views. We will definitely be back in the summer!Andrew,~ Vine Guide Read More

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  • August is here -- along with warm, steamy weather for most of the country. For ... clean finish. Masottina Prosecco Treviso Brut DOC ($17)This Prosecco is entirely Glera from the province of Treviso in the Veneto. After fermentation and tank aging it spends a month in bottle prior to release. The nose is a mélange of citrus and orchard fruits ... Read More

    From the article Value Wines for Summer

  • Zonin Prosecco White Edition


    Soft and waxy aromas of green apple and honey with a yeasty note. Very refreshing and zesty in the mouth, loads of acidity and tart green apple flavors with a touch of cream on the finish with some lemon curd. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Zonin Prosecco Black Edition


    Green apple and melon notes with a nice floral note. On the palate, pink grapefruit and light green melon notes with soft fresh lemon and good acidity. This is clean and refreshing with citrus palate and just a hint of yeast on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Zonin Prosecco Grey Edition


    Austere and steely minerality with green apple and floral peach aromas on the nose. Sharp green apple and lemon notes on the mouth, some light floral sweetness of honeysuckle coming through towards the midpalate, good minerality and a hint of aged cheese on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Prosecco Sel.Banda Rossa White NV


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    Wine review by yfujii

  • 90 Cellars Lot 50 Prosecco 2013


    Binny's 5/28/16. Memorial weekend at Brook's with Penelope. Lovely sparkler...precursor to a grilled salmon/asparagus dinner. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • My two esteemed predecessors posting in this thread seem to have overlooked ... even cheaper bubbles, like Prosecco from Italy, if you expand the search on their site to 'sparkling wine' Read More

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  • Hello All,I am hosting a baby shower for my sister. It will be all women. I am not much of a drinker myself and would like some input. I will be giving out 7 prizes throughout Brunch, and each prize will come with a bottle of wine or champaign. What would be a good prize? Also, since Im purchasing 7 of them, I'd like to keep it under $200.00. Th... Read More

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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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