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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  • Champagne really goes with everything. It’s the best wine for ... ... ... alternative, pass on the prosecco and look for a quality crémant (a French sparkling wine made with the same method as champagne).  Langlois Crémant de Loire Rosé - the house of Langlois in Loire has big limestone cellars where their crémant rests before release. They ar... Read More

    From the article A Thanksgiving Show-Stopper: Rose Champagne

  • I'll have to give that enTycement Zinfandel a try RS.  I do like the ... at the bar with an Italian Prosecco, and once we were seated at our table, we both ordered a glass of French Sancerre from Domaine de la Pierriere (Loire).  That was paired with a 1/2 dozen oysters, six Stone Crabs (pre-broken for our eating convenience) and a big helping... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • Hail, rain and shifting temperatures have Italian estates scrambling to find ... 350 mm of rain fell in the Prosecco region this past July, a climate in which it was virtually impossible to work in the vineyards. As a result, ripening slowed significantly and vine diseases had free reign. Some winemakers have reported moves to relegate some ha... Read More

    From the article Italian Harvest: A Tale of Two Pickings

  • Nino Franco Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Rustico NV


    Did a terrific job with an order of Oysters on the half-shell Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • The Prosecco DOC Consortium, the body representing Prosecco producers from Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, has recently announced a 33.5 per cent leap in wine export volume to the United States in the first half of 2014.  According to Luca Giavi, Consortium director, the United States market accounts for 18.5 per cent of total Prosecco exports... Read More

    From the article Prosecco Wine Consumption Jumps by 33.5%

  • Prima Perla Prosecco Sparkling Red NV


    Totally lackluster. I don't expect the best at this price point, but everything else at this price has been much much better. Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • Cupcake Vineyards Prosecco NV


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    Wine review by puhnner

  • Hi everyone!  I started posting last week asking for wine advice but now ... love sparklers like Riondo Prosecco and Pierre Gimonnet NV.  Luckily in Northern NJ, there are many well-stocked and reasonably priced wines.  Look forward to getting to know fellow Snoother Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth

  • Il Colle Prosecco Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze


    We brought a case of mixes IL Colle wines back from Italy. Each bottle has been such a wonderful wine. While the price is low the quality that goes into each bottle is very high. I do hope that in the near future it will be carried in more stores in the USA. Read More

    Wine review by ckwhit

  • Mionetto Prosecco DOC Treviso NV


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    Wine review by Ennis1

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