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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  • La Marca Prosecco Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene NV

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    Perfect little non-vintage Prosecco. Full of green apple and under-ripe peach with scents of honey and honeysuckle flower. Medium to soft acidity, but an overall great sipper. Had it with fresh oysters. At the price point, cannot be better. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • “For the first time ever, Britain's wine drinkers are spending more on prosecco than they are on Champagne,”  City AM reporter Lynsey Barber said. “Historically seen as a second best to champagne, the rise and rise of the Italian sparkling wine industry has seen it overtake its French counterpart.” Barber quoted overall sales figures from the Ka... Read More

    From the article Brits Create Sparks In Sparkler Showdown


  • So Fox, you really didn't know about cremant de Bourgogne? How about ... ... good as almost all Cava and Prosecco. IMO France has the battle of the bubbles won pretty handily, though I'm sure this call to arms will produce champions for Italy and Spain. Will be happy to have our Luchador up north referee a takedown match between what I pull in... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What is Cremant de Bourgogne?


  • Lamarca Prosecco 1987

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    Wine review by Ennis1


  • Don’t call it Champagne. You’ll get us in trouble.But it’s sometimes difficult to hold your tongue. Mainly because Cremant de Bourgogne is made in the very same way as those much more expensive wines produced by our neighbors to the north. A well-made Cremant is a joy. A wine you can pull out for any occasion at a fraction of the price of the mi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What is Cremant de Bourgogne?


  • Brawn, beauty and bottles – an unlikely combination but one that's ... ... pair power tools with prosecco,” The Post reporters Chad Rachman and Natalie O'Neill wrote. “The ladies enrolled in the … workshops are melting through stereotypes about the supposedly macho hobby.” The workshop's welding instructor, Scott Van Campen, told The Post the... Read More

    From the article Fusing Wine and Welding: Women Light the Fire, Tip the Glass in Staten Island Workshop


  • Financial Times reporter Barney Thompson said it well when he wrote the first ... like Champagne, Burgundy and Prosecco. “We think Sussex is a great name,” said Jamie Everett, a Sussex winery executive who spoke with Thompson. “If you were in a bar somewhere else in the world, you could say, can I have a glass of Sussex, please?” Everett also ... Read More

    From the article Sussex Destined for Designation? Application Set for EU


  • A recent survey by a large United Kingdom wine merchant shows data indicating ... said, is home to the most prosecco drinkers, while residents of Ramsgate frequent the rosé bottle more than any other city in the U.K. Wolverhampton is home to the highest percentage of shiraz drinkers, while Stevenage pays homage to its cross-channel counterpart... Read More

    From the article Thy Survey Done, Thy Sauvignon Blanc Has Won


  • Everyone loves an excuse to celebrate, and nothing punctuates a celebration ... be filled by the arrival of Prosecco.   It is amazing to think this household name only really hit the US shelves in 2000.  Fresh, light, frothy, and of course cheap, it allowed the celebratory cork pop to signal a celebration no matter how small the budget or how ... Read More

    From the article The Great Prosecco Surge


  • They're saying it's the first time Australia's Limestone Coast wine ... region's first batch of Prosecco.  "It was once only grown in...Italy, but in recent years other coutnries have started to produce Prosecco, including Brazil, Romania, Argentina and Australia," said Rebekah Lowe, a reporter with the Adelaide affiliate of the Autralia Broadc... Read More

    From the article Italian Sparkling Stallion Gallops South To Limestone Coast


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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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