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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  • I am a lover of champagne and cant always afford $40 and up... give me some ... ... on under $20, sparkling? prosecco? cava? i like roederer anderson and the jumping grape from www.premiumaussiewine.com and other tip Read More

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  • What do you like in a wine?I like a wine which includes; deep dark fruit, plum, blackberry, dark cherries. I like nice round tannins. I like oak or cedar, but more caramel then smoke, maybe vanilla, but subtle. Spices working behind the fruit add to the mix. I do not care for unripe fruits or too much red fruits, like raspberry. I do not like... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Your style?


  • The Jumping Grape Sparkling Wine Brut

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    this is the best sparkling wine i have had from outside Champagne... made in ... it beats the pants off any prosecco or cava and is priced below most! for $15.99 i have 2 a wee Read More

    Wine review by tampawineguy


  • Nino Franco Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Rustico NV

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    I agree with the above comments, one of my more liked Proseco's! Little pricey but I have a couple on the shelf. Read More

    Wine review by dwe


  • Mionetto Prosecco Prosecco di Valdobbiadene NV

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    I'm a fan of Prosecco these days, and this is a pretty safe version, nice clean, crisp with a little fruit. Attractive also due to nice QPR. I tend to buy other winery versions. Read More

    Wine review by dwe


  • Veuve Cliqout Ponsardin Brut NV

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    Always good my style of champagne a slight creamy not too crisp I want to drink champagne not prosecco this delivers Read More

    Wine review by champagnecharlie


  • Mionetto Prosecco Prosecco di Valdobbiadene NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by katiejane14


  • I'm fairly new to wine tasting, but I've noticed something: Most Zinfandels I have tried really just haven't rubbed me the right way. I'm always excited when the opp presents itself to me to try them, because I tell myself, "Surely, I just haven't had the right one!" Is this the right frame of mine? Have I not just had the right Zin? Or are Zins... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Is it possible that I just...


  • Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore Brut Valdobbiadene D.O.C.G 2001

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    Wine review by emilytini


  • Riondo Prosecco Spago Argento NV

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    Wine review by emilytini


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