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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  • Prosecco di Conegliano V.S.Q.P.R.D. Dry Anniversario 87-09 2009


    Interesting sparkling prosecco, good as aperitif. Read More

    Wine review by Giorgio

  • Hi I am new with wine and I want to find a white wine that is sweet like the green grapes. Like in the evening have a glass of wine my husband or a friend with maybe some cheese. I tried (Eccoi Domani ) Pinot Grigro 2008. This is taste so bad I had it at Texas Land and Cattle. Please if any one can find a name or a wine that is good. But I do wa... Read More

    Forum post in the topic looking for a sweet white wine

  • ‘Tis the season for sparkling wine, and I don’t hear anyone ... ... ... wine way back in 1965.Prosecco, Cava or CremantIf you are looking for value there are several European options worth perusing from Italy, Spain, and France. All of these regions have long histories producing sparkling wines that are distinctive and delicious.California ha... Read More

    From the article Snooth's Sparkling Wine Round-up

  • Anyone recommend a superior valued Prosecco [brut] for the Holidays? Thanks Read More

    Forum post in the topic Prosecco For The Holidays

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


    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


    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


    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

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  • Bollicini Tiny Bubbles


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

    Wine review by Ibn Shisha

  • Drusian Prosecco NV


    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

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