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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  • Prosecco Special Cuvee NV

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    A beautifully fruity, well balanced prosecco, subtle almond hints, fresh bouquet, thouroughly enjoyable and great value for your money. Read More

    Wine review by Matt Francomb


  • Mionetto Prosecco Prosecco di Valdobbiadene NV

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    I tried this wine because I love all the Mionetto varieties. It is very different from the others, a little bitter, but then again, it is a brut! It is very nice to sip on and savor. Read More

    Wine review by indiephile


  • Hello,Just wondering what everyone thinks is the best varietal that goes with Indian foods (curry, etc.)? Any specific recommendations? Thank you! Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine pairing with Indian?


  • I'm doing a 7 course seafood feast for my girlfriend's birthday. It's her 19th ... atmosphere. Nothing against Prosecco or other sparkling wines, which I love on a day to day basi Read More

    Forum post in the topic Celebratory Seafood Feast


  • Nino Franco Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Rustico NV

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    Faint citrus notes but not a whole lot going on here otherwise. I wouldn't say there was anything wrong with the wine, per se, but nothing really jumped out at me either. Read More

    Wine review by ttutony


  • Villa Granda Prosecco

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    Absolutely wonderful for summer! Refreshing and light. Bottle goes fast...better get a few. Read More

    Wine review by donnarose


  • My husband and I have put ourselves on a budget (considering the state of the economy) and are trying to only buy wines for $13 and under. Anyone out there have a favorite that fits that price in mind? Read More

    Forum post in the topic What is your favorite wine...


  • Le Vigne di Alice Prosecco Sparkling NV

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    Dry and elegant, the most refreshing wine I've had all summer! Excellent ... ... acidity and minerality for a Prosecco. World-clas Read More

    Wine review by ARhiannon2


  • Viticcio Vin Santo Dolce Arianna 2000

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    I think the glass I had was a 1998 - but hard to tell, because this was the end ... end ... meal with loads of prosecc Read More

    Wine review by Mella


  • Zardetto Prosecco Treviso DOC NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by Mella


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