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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Prosecco on Snooth

  • Hail, rain and shifting temperatures have Italian estates scrambling to find ... 350 mm of rain fell in the Prosecco region this past July, a climate in which it was virtually impossible to work in the vineyards. As a result, ripening slowed significantly and vine diseases had free reign. Some winemakers have reported moves to relegate some ha... Read More

    From the article Italian Harvest: A Tale of Two Pickings


  • Nino Franco Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Rustico NV

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    Did a terrific job with an order of Oysters on the half-shell Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • The Prosecco DOC Consortium, the body representing Prosecco producers from Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, has recently announced a 33.5 per cent leap in wine export volume to the United States in the first half of 2014.  According to Luca Giavi, Consortium director, the United States market accounts for 18.5 per cent of total Prosecco exports... Read More

    From the article Prosecco Wine Consumption Jumps by 33.5%


  • Cupcake Vineyards Prosecco NV

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    Wine review by puhnner


  • Hi everyone!  I started posting last week asking for wine advice but now ... love sparklers like Riondo Prosecco and Pierre Gimonnet NV.  Luckily in Northern NJ, there are many well-stocked and reasonably priced wines.  Look forward to getting to know fellow Snoother Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth


  • Il Colle Prosecco Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze

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    We brought a case of mixes IL Colle wines back from Italy. Each bottle has been such a wonderful wine. While the price is low the quality that goes into each bottle is very high. I do hope that in the near future it will be carried in more stores in the USA. Read More

    Wine review by ckwhit


  • Mionetto Prosecco DOC Treviso NV

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    Wine review by Ennis1


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


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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.

    Comment by 163357thewineattic 163357 thewineattic


  • 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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