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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  • New numbers released by The U.S. Wine Market: Impact Databank Review and ... ... wine. “Italian Prosecco was the biggest winner including wines from Mionetto, La Marca, Zonin and Riondo,” the Register said. The two most-imported wines this past year were Freixenet's Cava and Bacardi's Martini & Rossi Asti, the story said.  In total, the import... Read More

    From the article Bubbly Bolstering US Wine Market, Chardonnay Stays on Top


  • Kirkland Signature Asolo Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G NV

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    Pale yellow in color,fizzy and light semi sweet wine with a bit of bitterness on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Bortolotti Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Brut NV

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    Binny's Christmas 2014. Light, lovely and dry. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • The Old World wines have always been a hit in the New World, and an article ... them to bubbly bottles of Prosecco.  Prosecco has appeared in the headlines this year because, according to a recent story by the Wall Street Journal, the sparkling wine experienced a 32 percent rise in sales in the US.  These numbers follow a 2012 sales year in wh... Read More

    From the article Americans Drink More Italian Wines Than Italians


  • With China's continued rise in the world of wine, the newcomer faces a ... ... a ... I've heard about Prosecco and I love drinking it.' Or, 'I really like New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, it's a very exciting drink, I love it in the summer,” she told Stout.  Among myths about China are that the country doesn't quite have the right soil or weather... Read More

    From the article CNN Reporters Tackle Erroneous Stereotypes About Chinese Wines


  • New Year’s Eve is fast approaching, and sparkling wines are on our minds. ... share, with the success of Prosecco from Italy made using the Charmat method (fermentation takes place in an autoclave, a large pressurized container, instead of in the traditional bottle). There is also Cava from Spain, Vouvray from the Loire, and Blanquette de Limou... Read More

    From the article Dare to be Different: Portuguese Sparkling Wine for New Year's


  • Sandra and I celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary last night in Washington ... ... with a tall glass of Prosecco.  That was followed by the Jumbo Alaskan King Crab served table-side and once we finished our Prosecco's, we had glasses of white wine to finish off the crab (Napa Chardonnay - Nickel & Nickel winery for Sandra and a Sauvignon B... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Jeio Belstar S. R. L. Desiderio Jeio Prosecco Brut NV

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    Binny's 12/2014. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Piccini Prosecco Extra Dry

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    (Past tasting 24 Feb 2013) Dry, yet with interesting honey notes Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Turns out Starbucks just wasn't ubiquitous enough. The Seattle-based ... ... evening menu includes a Prosecco; a Brachetto; white wines from Washington's Chateau Ste. Michelle, Oregon's Erath and California's Ferrari-Carano; and red wines from California, Oregon, Argentina and Washington. There are minor variations in the wine menus in each c... Read More

    From the article Malbec Meets Mocha: Starbucks Reveals Details of New Menu


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