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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  • Riondo Prosecco Spago Argento NV

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    Nice substitute for sparkling. A little bigger bubbles, a little more sugar but makes a great party sparkling for both lovers and non lovers of the bubbles. Easy on the wallet too! Found on Wine.com and most large retailers. Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105


  • Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore Brut Valdobbiadene D.O.C.G 2012

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    Nice starter to the Thanksgiving day festivities. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Hello wine lovers. Im a newby. I find that I love a Mendoza Malbec  like its oxygen and Nineteen Crimes cab is to die for ( althouth not in the way some of the criminals may have in route to australia) . I also am enjoying some less complex but well balanced red blends like Apothic. My favorite malbec so far is Alamos and Cigar Box is pretty nic... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Voveti Prosecco Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene NV

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    Tasted more like Champagne with the yeast, but very delightful had along with a lunch at Cafe Pacific in Dallas Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Mionetto Prosecco DOC Treviso NV

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    Initially gassy on the nose but a hint of citrus comes through. Small bubbles tickle the mouth with a pleasant amount of acid and a touch of RS. Finishes long with a slightly bitter finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Politics aside, I wish the Democrats would come up with a few better ... with a glass of Prosecco at the bar (the dining area opened at 5 PM and we were fifteen minutes early) and a 1/2 dozen raw oysters, we were ready for the main meal upon entrance to the dining room.  Again we ordered another 1/2 dozen raw oysters (the picture below of the t... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • In case you haven't heard, 2013 was the year in which Champagne lost its top spot to Prosecco as the world's most best-selling sparkling wine. Prosecco repeated the feat in 2014.  For some, the news was a punch in the gut for what is be one of the world's most recognizable brands, while others rejoiced that a cheaper, tasty European alternative ... Read More

    From the article Two Wine Experts Detail How Champagne Can Return To The Throne of Bubbly Greatness


  • It's official – Britain's wine-drinking public have spoken about ... ... by research company IRI, Prosecco sales rose a whopping 72 percent from the beginning of the year to mid-July. The grand total of purchases was more than $400 million.  IRI analyst Toby Magill told The Guardian that the popularity of the Italian bubbly comes down to a pai... Read More

    From the article Brits Say Hello Prosecco, Goodbye to Champagne


  • Martellozzo Prosecco Veneto IGT NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by Dilbretta


  • Desiderio Jeio Prosecco Valdobbiadene Brut Bisol Desiderio Figli 2005

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    Good aroma and acidity. Lively bubbles with a pleasant aftertaste and hints of sur lie. Read More

    Wine review by ivine


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