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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  • Ciao everybody! We are Bele Casel, a small winery situated in the Colli ... ... ... zone ( north of Venice), prosecco's producer. All our family is running this business, my father and I work in the winery and vineyards, my mum and my wife looking after accountancing matters and my sister is finishing high school and helping us with small thin... Read More

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  • Coste Piane Prosecco di Valdobbiadene 2004


    Light and playful but appley, citrussy with some weight. Very fine bubbles with a "hazy, natural appearance". Long lasting yeastiness. Read More

    Wine review by winescribbler

  • Zonin Prosecco Special Cuvée Brut NV


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    Wine review by Sarah Engleking

  • La Tordera Prosecco Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Brut NV


    yeast, mixed with citrus apple flavors. nice and dry. Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2

  • Happened upon this website yesterday.I've found that I'm hard-pressed to find other mid-twenty-year-olds enthusiastic about experiencing different wines, so I thought I'd reach out a bit here and ask you, my fellow professed wine lovers:A summer sunset on the patio (as will be me this evening): just you, a glass of wine, and a good book--what es... Read More

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  • Trevisiol Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Extra Brut Vino Spumante Metodo Classico 1989


    Interesting wine which apparently (according to the sommelier) has been aged 15 years before degorgement! Too bad though that the wine was really flat and boring, and the mousse was nothing to write home about. But it was an interesting experiment. I don't reccommend this. Read More

    Wine review by henbjo

  • Veneto Prosecco NV


    Best prosecco I have ever tried! Read More

    Wine review by EA

  • Borgo Magredo Prosecco NV


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    Wine review by melonyjade

  • Hi Proseco Spumante Brut


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    Wine review by Snooth Wines

  • Prosecco Valdobbiadene Brut Santa Eurosia NV


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    Wine review by I Love Grapes

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