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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  • I took my then-girlfriend, now-wife to Florence by way of Tuscany for our first ... ... the grape used to make Prosecco, is blended with Pinot Noir to create this accessible rosé sparkler.  Try it out on someone who likes Prosecco as a rule and they will be pleasantly surprised. Rose petal and sweet ripe cherry aromas and a strawberry preserve... Read More

    From the article It's okay to buy value sparkling wine for Valentine's Day.


  • Sommariva Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore NV

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    Yes, I do like Prosecco; its friendly, approachable kind of conviviality (with a touch of edginess) reminds me of Italian landsmen. This Prosecco, however, coming as it does from the Valdobbiadene Classico region and full of dry citric flavour on the palate and lemon oil (yes, the cleaner) on the nose with plenty of effervescence - is very fine ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Think of LOVE IN ALL FORMS!!!!! FOOD AND WINE...BUBBLY...perhaps?For me...definitely a few bottles from SAUTERNES.....oh oh...how I love them.......QUALITY OVER QUANTITY!!! Read More

    Forum post in the topic WE NEED THE ROMANCE OF WINE...


  • Lamarca Prosecco D.O.C NV

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    Entry level prosecco, though nice for the price point, it shows. A little honeysuckle, apple and plenty of tiny bubbles it suffices. Drink now - 83 points - Paul. Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Al, Roederer Estate is a HUGE production wine.  BevMo and TotalWine should ... ... but our NYE wines were a Prosecco called Italian Fox that I bought for the obvious silly reason.  It was pretty good, a little sweet, kind of like a sparkling riesling in an apple-y way.  The kids liked it.  They are teens so we let them have a little.  They were... Read More

    Forum post in the topic New Year's Eve (2016) and New...


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines - Post Pictures...


  • 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

    Wine review by puhnner


  • White Knight Prosecco

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    Wine review by mandyl2


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic New Year's Eve (2016) and New...


  • 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


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