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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  • This was a New Years Eve leftover - not much though - in fact just about every other Prosecco I've had has been better. But we must be kind to others.No comment on this. Read More

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  • Ken Hock Exit 43 California Bollicine In Bianco 2014

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    A recent Naked Wines selection. A delightful little number. Opens with sparkly yeast lemon lime and stays there. Very bright, nice acidity, and loads and loads of bubbles. Had this alone and then as part of a French 75 and as part of a Mexican 75 with a bit of St. Germain - terrific every which way. Angel Price point of $15 - outstanding. Read More

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  • White Knight Prosecco

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  • So what wine or other special beverage are you having tonight to celebrate the coming year?  We have a nice 2010 Barnett wine open right now, serving this with a grilled steak shortly.  Later tonight I'll open up a sparkling wine to ring in the New Year. Read More

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  • I love a good value when it comes to sparkling wine, but there are so many ... ... ... Superiore di Cartizze Prosecco DOCG NVProsecco has been battling imitators for decades. There are two key terms to look for on Prosecco labels: 1.) DOCG – meaning, the Italian government has guaranteed the origin of the wine.  2.) The word “Cartizze”. This ... Read More

    From the article The Decision to Spend More on Sparkling Wine


  • Italy is well known for many things and one of them is an inordinate number of ... ... One of the best known is Prosecco. These wines are made with the Glera grape and fermented in stainless steel tanks. Other parts of Italy use a combination of methods to create their sparkling wines. But there’s only one Ferrari, the jewel of Trento DOC (an ... Read More

    From the article World Class Sparkling Wine for Your Holiday Table


  • Whenever I get together with friends and cook my wife and I always love to ... and “Prosecco” are banes of the wine lover’s existence. Do your research, and be sure to check out the end of this article for a suggested holiday brunch spread to pair with these wines. Cheers! Desiderio Jeio Prosecco Brut NVLight, floral and inviting nose of green ... Read More

    From the article The Difference Between Value & Cheap Sparkling Wine


  • My bananas came from a Prosecco Reserve sparkling. It was pointed out by the vendor. Read More

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  • On White   I tasted banana. I did. when did you? Read More

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  • When: Sunday December 18, 2-4 PM Where: Pierre Loti Union Square 53 Irving ... Are they Champagne, Cava, Prosecco, Cremant?? True, these all are sparkling wines, but very few reach the same level of finesse and elegance as the greatest Champagnes, except for Franciacorta! Franciacorta is produced in the small lake region in Lombardy, Northern I... Read More

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