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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    The state of Massachusetts hosts more than a dozen wineries, scattered from its western end to th...

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    United since the merger of two century-old trading houses, Cordier and Mestrezat.The Cordier Mest...

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  • Domenico de Bertiol Prosecco Prosecco di Conegliano

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    Very acidic attack, peaches predominate, candied oranges on the finish. Big bubbles are a bit abrasive, but its ok for the price. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Tonight I'll be stuffing my face with potato latkes for Chanukah. Basically they're fried onion and potato pancakes, sometimes with apple sauce and sour cream on the side. Does anyone have suggestions for a type of wine that would go well with this?Thanks! Read More

    Forum post in the topic Potato latkes and wine pairing?


  • Nino Franco Primo Brut. Prosecco di Valdobbiadine DOC NV

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    Wine review by Mirenda


  • Nino Franco Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Rustico NV

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    Wine review by Moglandor


  • Hello everyone, I've been using this website for quite some time but finally signed up. I'm making a wine list for my family's italian restaurant and pizzeria. So since its a pizzeria I'd like to have good affordable wines. 5 Whites 5 Reds But I'm really trying to stay true with Italian wines. I'm interested in the new modern wines that are eme... Read More

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  • Villa Jolanda Prosecco Prosecco di Valdobbiadene NV

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    Light peach nose. Less fizzy than many, really just "frizzante". Enough acidity to balance the delicate sweetness, its a fair wine for the price, and while not super special has a decent balance. Obviously good for Belini's or Minosas, its a nice lunch drink. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • In my best impression of our friend Miles; I hope you all have a wonderful bird with an even more wonderful bottle of the Cote de Beaune!We're having another couple over (formerly from Cleveland, also) and breaking out some surprisingly awesome Virginia Viognier as well as some tasty reds from Mercury- 1999. Then, if our bellies are up for it (... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!


  • Giordano Prosecco 2005

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    Wine review by gr


  • (Wow, I haven't been paying very close attention, or I'd've already flooded ... one of soda, champagne, or prosecco (they taste different, but they're all fine)(St. Germain's version of that is 1.5 measures St.G + 1.5 of "pear vodka" + champagne. A pox on flavored vodkas! They also recommend a sugared rim which, eh, I could take or leave.)--Th... Read More

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  • Alessandro Gallici Prosecco Brut NV

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    Gentle nose, vibrant fizz (like you were expecting something else?), frothy, fun. Tranch of peachy, appley, fruit. Good price. Read More

    Wine review by winescribbler


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