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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  • 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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    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


  • Ironic that Miller's gold-laden cans of High Life beer boast the motto, ... world – Moscato and Prosecco, both sweet, both very drinkable for old hats and newcomers alike.  And both, one could argue, significantly more classy than quaffing a watery lager afterthought.  The news site spoke with Food & Wine Magazine executive Ray Isle about the ... Read More

    From the article Champagne to Beer: Stick a Cork In It!


  • We've read the articles about aerating wine with blenders, the home remedy ... Soave and Jamie Oliver's Prosecco.“An inch of Soave at the bottom of the glass, topped up with Jamie's bubbles: it's nobody's definition of fine wine, but to me at least the resulting concoction is much better than the sum of its parts,” Williams wrote. “It's even b... Read More

    From the article Home Blending: Blasphemy, or the Better Part of Vino Valor?


  • Lamarca Prosecco NV

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    This nice little dry Prosecco (not really traditional - but more in the modern vein, it seems) has a good lemon nose and white toast and lemon palate with no bitterness on the finish - which is a pleasant surprise. This is the beer or wines - except from certain select areas (Valdobbiadene, exempli gratia, vinum pucinum Galliae mihi). If you ca... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Yesterday, The Guardian reporter Fiona Beckett threw down the corkscrewed ... ... part of the popularity of Prosecco. Beckett then went on to recommend five different Vermentinos: a quartet from Sardinia and one wine from Provence.  Her first recommendation was Nord Est's 2014 Vermentino di Sardegna. She said the wine should be served well-chi... Read More

    From the article Guardian Says Vermentino a Contender for the Sauv Blanc Throne


  • Turns out the world isn't going to hell in a handbasket filled with empty Prosecco bottles.  Amid a mild frenzy of sparkling oenophiles spurred by rumors of a Prosecco shortage, Italian producers have spoken up in the last month to refute the craze-inducing claims. The Huffington Post reporter Joe Satran said Domenico Zonin, a heavy-hitter in th... Read More

    From the article Prosecco Disappearing? Not So Fast, Say Italian Producers


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