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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  • AlGlad you enjoyed the tasting - its is interesting that a lot of Australian ... to try and produce more of a Prosecco style wine than a champagne that compliments our hotter summers by being more fresh fruit focussed than the more yeasty toasted style of champag Read More

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  • Who is planning to listen in on the Virtual Wine Tasting event tonight with  the Villa Maria Winery?   Read More

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  • EM - The 'Shellfish' flight is described below in the menu (I usually ... because I was getting that prosecco with the oysters on the half shel Read More

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  • Nice Zinfandel EM.  I haven't tried that one yet.We drove over to ... ... France) with the crab and a prosecco with the oysters.  I think Sandra had a Sauvignon Blanc but I'm not sure now.   The meal was quite tasty and they even threw in a free espresso after I had already paid because, well, I decided I better have a coffee before driving ba... Read More

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  • So that backs up the theory that most Zinfandel's don't age well?We ... ... both started off with a prosecco to pair with the dozen oysters on the half-shell and the king crab, and then I followed that with a glass of their proprietary 2013 Trefethen red Cameron's Cuvee from Napa Valley to pair with my flat iron steak salad.  We were going to... Read More

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  • Almost forgot about yesterday.  We attended an excellent play called ... ... City.  Started with a Prosecco for me and a Sancerre for Sandra, along with just a half-dozen oysters on the half-shell.  Once the dining room was open, we moved to a booth and ordered our entree - a nice center cut prime rib-eye for myself and the miso marinated sea ... Read More

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  • Nobilissima Prosecco NV

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    Clean and light on the palate, with lemon and melon fruit notes. Read More

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  • and yes much wine was drank celebratingThe prosecco was ok - just a little sweet for our palatesthe barbera and the chianti were very nice wines for $50 at the Restaurant we went to and performed perfectly to the food and price pointthe Barolo was 4110 and was excellent but sadly abit young - would like to see it in 5 years Read More

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  • BAROLO nearly always NEEDS BOTTLE AGE!I am not a PROSECCO fan at all......worst of all...extra dry....to each his/her own...!!!!!Sounds all good, though, STEPHEN HARVEY!THANKS FOR POSTING.....not many are doing so these days, it appears; so sad indeed.... 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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