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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  • Vallformosa Penedès Tempranillo/Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva 2008

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    Had this tonight as the third wine of the evening, following a prosecco and a younger sister from the same winery that was a blend of syrah and tempranillo. Food was tapas style, starting with grilled and butter-sauteed scallops with the prosecco, followed by roast chicken, grilled home-made pork sausage, yakitori-style duck, shiitake, zucchini ... Read More

    Wine review by dmcker


  • Villa Sandi Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Italy Veneto Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobb NV

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    Wine review by OliviaW


  • I have been spoiled, living in the throes of one of the world's famous wine countries. It seems, I have become a California glutton of sorts... Don't get me wrong, I HAVE tasted wonderful wines out of the area, but that has been an infrequent experience at best. I want to venture out.. out of the sun, the redwoods, the pacific,.... uuhh.. do I... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Help me think outside...


  • Would love to hear yours...Here are a few of mine: 2/3 champagne to 1/3 late harvest orange muscat (Nebbia Winery); 2/3 champagne to 1/3 pomegranite late harvest wine (Bargetto winery), dash Grand Marnier; 2/3 champagne with 1/3 raspberry frambrois (Bonny Doon Vineyards), squeeze of lemon.I know it's after new year's, but I can always find a ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Fav Champagne cocktails...


  • Prosecco Riondo Rose Veneto NV

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    Wine review by tanprincess


  • Moletto Prosecco 2007

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    Wine review by Tommooo


  • 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


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