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

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    The small beads in this Prosecco are unlike other proseccos- more expensive than most, but delicious!! Read More

    Wine review by JellyBeans


  • Oriel 365 Prosecco NV

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    With sweet notes of peaches and pears this is offers a simple but appealing nose. Solid acids battle the sugar on the palate and allow the nice ginger and apricot flavors to drape across the palate and linger aromatically on the finish. 86pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore di Cartizze Dry Valdobbiadene D.O.C.G NV

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    Citrussy and briochy on the nose with notes of apricot filled powdered doughnuts. This has a slightly buttery edge on the palate to the clean pear and peach toned fruits that are a touch sweet, yet regain a bit of snap on the finish. 86pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Last evening I was in Rome, at Città del Gusto to attend at the presentation of the guide whose original title is "berebene low cost 2010". In other words a guide to more than four thousands wine whose price on the shelf is less than 8 euro.Among this thousands wine there are 678 of them which received the "oscar" to mean that they have the best... Read More

    Forum post in the topic to sip Italian wines in a...


  • Bollicini Tiny Bubbles

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    A decently priced, subtly sweet, fun prosecco! Read More

    Wine review by Ibn Shisha


  • Drusian Prosecco NV

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    Delightful body, dry, smooth finish, no fruit-blast afterbite and tones of minerals and salts on the palate. We enjoyed this in Venice apired with a risotto al funghi and a tagliatelle, and look forward to finding it in Toronto. Read More

    Wine review by martin in toronto


  • Vetoraz Valdobbiadene Dry Prosecco DOC 2008

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    Interesting wine, especially if tasted with the right wood.Here is a place where I founded such interesting wine and food: http://www.trattoriadegliamici.it/ Read More

    Wine review by Giorgio


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    From the article Celebrate the season with Uncorked.com


  • Flor Prosecco NV

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    This is a fairly typical Valdobiadene offering with reasonable mousse (for this type of sparkler) and off-dry character common in the sidewalk cafes of Venice. Color is light jasmine tea - again typical - with small bubbles lingering in the glass. Nose is muted with candy-floss, grape phosphate and concord jelly coming to mind. Flavor on entr... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


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

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    Pears dominate on the nose. There's a little linolium on the tongue, but the fruit and acidity are at the forefront. Nice finish Read More

    Wine review by Philip


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