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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  • Tenuta Santome Prosecco

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    Lime and melon aromas with lots of fresh acidity, almost too much. If you like astringent sparkling wine this has good citrus and apple flavors, some earthier notes on the midpalate and a very pleasant stone fruit finish. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Tenuta Santome Prosecco

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    Very floral and herbal on the nose, with a light acidic bite and modest sweetness that makes it very agreeable to the palate. Conjures up figs, cinnamon, almonds, nutmeg, beets, and potatoes, with some peach and cantaloupe fruitiness on the release. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita


  • Rebuli Prosecco NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by rspringsrsprings


  • Silvano Follador Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Brut NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by fredzimny


  • Villa Carlotti Prosecco Marca Trevigiana

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    I picked up a bottle of the sparkling wine today at Trader Joes for $4.99. It has a simplistic clean taste with no bite--and is neither sweet, nor dry. At this price, I will likely buy a case of it and save it for the Christmas holidays. People will appreciate something that does not "appear" cheap and can be enjoyed by the masses. Not to be com... Read More

    Wine review by lprenee


  • Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Ca' Vittoria Tenute Aleandri NV

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    Our absolute favorite but we look forward to sampling competitors' prosecco brut rose'. Can be purchased from North Berkeley Imports in California. Read More

    Wine review by calgally46


  • Zardetto Prosecco Treviso DOC NV

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    Light and bright. Dry. Citrus and golden apples flavors. Read More

    Wine review by basilwino


  • Le Colture Prosecco di Valdobbiadene NV

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    Great, slightly sweet sparkling white wine. At $16 it would be a steal--fantastic with white meat or seafood, or drunk alone with hors. Read More

    Wine review by elliottback


  • I have decided to learn about wines specifically because I was tired of going to restaurants and just picking "whatever everyone else picked". My brother, who had been a bartender for over 15 years told me to figure out what grape I liked and then sent me a video y John Cleese called "Wine for the Confused". :) After watching that video, I le... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The Sweetest of the Sweet...


  • I'll be visiting the Cinque Terre and then heading to Lucca for a couple days later this month.Looking for any winery recommendations near Lucca. We will have access to a car during our time there.Thanks in advance for your suggestions! Read More

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