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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  • La Gioiosa et Amorosa Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superior NV

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    Wine review by puhnner


  • Fiorini Lambrusco Grasparossa Terre Al Sole 2012

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    I had this at a lovely place called Anchovies & Olives on Saturday- I have bad ... ... mid-dry rose, a simple prosecco and a fruity zinfandel and smashed them together, only ending up with the compatible & friendly qualities of each. I loved it, and now I need to find more, but it doesn't exist around here except at A&E- perhaps I'll have to ... Read More

    Wine review by amphibia


  • Tosti Prosecco Other Sparkling Wine NV

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    Surprisingly delicious Read More

    Wine review by runningbear


  • Think Wineorge covered just about every wine! But for my bet, a nice dry Champagne,Prosecco, or Cava. Or for light wine Muscadet Sevre et Maine  Read More

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  • Traditionally Sake or Beer, however I even wonder about Blanc de Blanc ... ... ... Africa, Italian Arneis, Prosecco, Spanish Albarino,Godello or Viura, Hunter Valley Semillon, Clare Valley Riesling, Margaret River Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc blends, Chateau Tahbilk Marsanne, NZ Gewurztraminer, Riesling or Pinot Gris/Grigio, Mornington Peninsula ... Read More

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  •   So here's the next challenge I'm throwing down to those who think they can match wine to anything. ;-)Less tropical than either the first challenge or the second one--match wines to this locale and cuisine ,,, First some scenery, both countryside and urban. Will show different seasons because time-of-year has a great effect on menus in this co... Read More

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  • Ca' Furlan Prosecco Cuvee Beatrice NV

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    A nice fairly dry Prosecco. Nothing on the nose. Nice silvvery color with tons of bubbles and froth. Hiint of pear and sour apple on the palate. Picked up a faint hint of vanilla on the back palate. A short finish. A .very nice wine Read More

    Wine review by zinfandel1


  • Voveti Prosecco Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene NV

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    Very dry. Not sweet Read More

    Wine review by jan156


  • La Marca Prosecco Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene NV

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    Light and sweet. Not overly sweet for a prosecco. Great find and a great price. Smooth bubbles and a great solid pineapple and Mellon. Read More

    Wine review by jescobio


  • Mionetto Prosecco Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Brut NV

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    Wine review by puhnner


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