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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  • Carpene Malvoti Prosecco

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    Wine review by tororm


  • Carpenè Malvolti Prosecco Prosecco Carpene Malvolti NV

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    Wine review by julzzyy


  • Riondo Prosecco Spago Argento 2011

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    Nice simple, well priced Prosecco. Less sweet than i expected. Delicate pears flavors - very clean and delicate. Sweet finish, but not overpowering in the mouth. Very fruity and simple Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Riondo Prosecco Spago Argento 2011

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    Wine review by Cheese and Grapes


  • If you're not familiar with the Spirit Shoppe allow me to make an introduction. ... lovely Santedame Extra Dry Prosecco, with it's fleshy feel and touch of sweetness accentuating the wines floral tones and notes of dried peach fruits ($12.99), to the rarest of the rare, 1999 Screaming Eagle anyone? ($2499.99/$2124.99 in a mixed case), the Spiri... Read More

    From the article Spirit Shoppe email


  • Nino Franco Primo Brut. Prosecco di Valdobbiadine DOC NV

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    Very dry (11%) prosecco with very little sweetness to it, and excellent finesse, though the bubbles seemed to be a little on the big side. Crisp flavor with pear and apple on the palette, a great apertivo. Read More

    Wine review by atonalprime


  • Cantina Produttori di Valdobbiadene Val d'Oca Prosecco Blu NV

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    Crystal clear, slight petrol and chalk on the nose. Quite tart but refreshing. ... finish. Very good example of Prosecco, will buy agai Read More

    Wine review by Athon


  • Tenuta Santome' Prosecco Extra Dry NV

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    - lemon, golden apple, chalk, a touch of wild flowerGently sweet and gently frizzante with fairly rich notes of dried peach and a slightly fleshy feel, nice bright chalky mineral tones on the moderately long finish. Fresh and easy would pair nicely with duck liver crostini. 84pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Tenuta Santome Prosecco

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    Tropical nose with pears and delicate green apples on the palate. Drink this cold and you've got yourself something special, especially for the price. Read More

    Wine review by solomania9


  • 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


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