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 always was under the impression that non-vintage champagne and other sparklers have to be drunk shortly after release and usually never keep them more then a few months. Now a friend of mine claimed that he ages non-vintage champagne for about 5 years, as they would develop a "nuttier" and less fruity taste. So is there any advantage in aging ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic How long to keep non-vintage...


  • Rossini Prosecco With Strawberries

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    Wine review by nikolay


  • Cantine Maschio Prosecco Veneto IGT Extra Dry NV

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    Not bad but not going crazy over it. Very light and refreshing, sweet green apple and peach but too light for my taste. Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley


  • (Que Bruce Buffer’s voice:)It’s Time! For the main event!New Years ... ... – Produces its own Prosecco, which tends to be light, fruity, and a touch sweet, as well as Methodo Classico. Methodo Classico is a style that uses traditional Champagne methods and grapes. Another Italian sparkler is Moscato d’Asti, a slightly sweet, fruity and floral ... Read More

    From the article Sparkling Wine Guide


  • Adami Prosecco Garbel 13

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    Wine review by timka


  • Riondo Prosecco Spago Argento 2011

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    Tried several others and always come back to this one. Smooth, fruity and always satisfying. Read More

    Wine review by Bigbud662000


  • Zardetto Prosecco Brut 2010

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    Great for the price! Read More

    Wine review by icefisher85


  • i love all the moscato type sweet sparkling wines, champagnes etc,. but need to be budget wise. there are a number of tastes that fit! Banfi-Rosa Regale is a big fave-anyone else have any good ones? Read More

    Forum post in the topic tis the season to sparkle!!


  • Riondo Prosecco Spago Argento 2011

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    Very clean, not too bubbly, light and wonderful! Read More

    Wine review by Italian Princess


  • Fiumicino is located just a few kilometers from Rome, and is home to the local ... ... to visit!What to expect: ProseccoProsecco is a unique grape, as it is almost always used to produce the sparking wine of the same name, in Italy's Veneto region. The wines tend to feature a light orchard fruit tone, recalling white peaches and pears, with br... Read More

    From the article Italy in Nine Parts- Fiumicino


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