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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  • Riondo Prosecco Raboso


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    Wine review by veggiecreamcheese

  • Martini & Rossi Prosecco Marca Trevigiana IGT NV


    Lousy. Has odd flavors and tastes watered down. Read More

    Wine review by Terry M

  • Villa Sandi Prosecco Spumante Brut Il Fresco L Venezien NV


    Here's a sparkler that I really like! The perfect alternative to a very ... ... alcohol recommends this 100% Prosecco as a fine appetizer, a perfect math for delicate pastry and Caviar tartlets. Here's a hint: I like to serve it, well chilled, on fruity desserts also, its dryness sustaining the sweetness of a well-made fruit salad or fruit tar... Read More

    Wine review by Arwan

  • La Villa Prosecco NV


    Very light, very soft, very refreshing, very rich on apple taste. Its not Champagne as it doesn't have anywhere near the body you would expect to be getting but this is a much more summery light drink and its not bad at all. Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley

  • Riondo Prosecco Spago Argento 2011


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    Wine review by flath2o

  • Canella Bellini NV


    Love this twist! Refreshing white peaches add a subtle sweetness and rich flavor! Perfect for the shy champagne and wine drinkers! Read More

    Wine review by Mgreene0623

  • Martini & Rossi Prosecco Marca Trevigiana IGT NV


    One of my go-to sparkling wines - and the presentation is always a talking point! Read More

    Wine review by ericpl

  • Veuve Cliqout Ponsardin Brut NV


    Starting to think its overrated given the rise of prosecco... Read More

    Wine review by ericpl

  • Bortolin Angelo Prosecco Extra Dry


    Dry and crisp. Not as sweet as some Prosecco's can often time taste. Some slight yeast notes with very good acidity. If you can find this, buy it and surprise your friends. Read More

    Wine review by George Parkinson

  • Hi! I am new here and wanted to get your opinions on a wine for Thanksgiving dinner. I will need several bottles of wine to go with the traditional Thanksgiving dinner of oven baked Turkey, sides, etc. Please let me know your recommendations! Read More

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