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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  • Vincenzo Toffoli

    In the heart of the higher part of the "Marca Trevigiana" - in the Veneto region - an ideal area ...

  • Furnace Brook Winery

    Furnace Brook Winery is located at Hilltop Orchards, a 100 year-old farm set on 200 bucolic acres...

  • Travessia Winery

    Travessia is a small urban winery in downtown New Bedford, Massachusetts. We are dedicated to ma...

  • Nantucket Vineyard

    Located in the pastoral heart of Nantucket on the way to Cisco Beach , Nantucket Vineyard was est...

  • Westport Rivers Winery

    Many wine lovers are discovering that cool climates create the most dramatic sparkling, white and...

  • Alfalfa Farm

    Alfalfa Farm Winery is a family-owned and -operated vineyard in rural Topsfield, Massachusetts. W...

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Prosecco on Snooth

  • Porte Leone 'Le Contesse' Prosecco Spumante NV

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    Good sparkling wine. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Jeio Prosecco Superiore Brut 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by lulubettyboo


  • Piera Martellozzo Prosecco Frizzante NV

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    Light on the palette, perfect as a mimosa. Great stand alone bubbly. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • This weekend I was asked by a friend to help pour wine in his shop. Located ... ... $16 Col Vetoraz Prosecco $15 What was a bit curious though was not the del;action of wines here, though in all honesty I am impressed with the selection which offers this stores clients a fabulous selection of great and interesting wines, along with all the us... Read More

    From the article Look Ma at what I sold!


  • Cupcake Vineyards Prosecco NV

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    Really like this wine - not normally a fan of the traditional "champagnes" - this is just the right amount of sweet but dry. A great "sipping" champagne-style sparkling wine. Read More

    Wine review by nicevillegrl71


  • Downed a bottle of local grape juice tonight (Stoneboat Piano) to the ... ...  This wine is in the Prosecco style in terms of method, but the comparison stops there - quite abruptly.  The powerful apricot flavors (old vines Pinot Blanc from the pocket desert of the south Okanagan) segued well with the Singapore noodles and worked exceedingly w... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight-...


  • Stoneboat Piano Brut NV

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    This type of wine is difficult to score being Prosecco in style (cuvée close method) but vinified with Pinot Blanc rather than Glera grapes. Good effervescence and bubbles continue for up to 10 minutes with a powerful nose of ripe apricots. The mousse is soft on the palate with more apricot and a creme soda short finish. Interesting, juicy fruit... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Having recently returned from two weeks in Piedmont I am understandably excited ... ... Champagne, Moscato, and Prosecco to be exact. But taking a look at just the reds the top ten searched for wines over the past month include: Gascon Malbec 2011 Orin Swift The Prisoner 2011 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis 2010 The Dreaming Tree Cabernet Sau... Read More

    From the article With the Season goes the Wine


  • Stoneboat Piano Brut NV

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    A great entry for this BC winery! Really interesting and aromatic on the nose - ... in the Charmat method (like prosecco). It is 86% Pinot Blanc, with the remainder made up of Muller-Thurgau (a common grape in Germany) Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  • I've been a bit preoccupied lately - it's been awhile since I've ... ... that it's done in a prosecco style. Regardless, I'm glad I've taken the leap.The wine is 86% Pinot Blanc and 16% Muller Thurgau (whatever that is.) The "research" continues! Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight-...


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