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 on Snooth

  • Hi All. I'm brand new to Snooth. Not new to wine, though I'm not by any means educated in it. I try new wines all the time, make notes on what I like, and that's been about the extent of my education. At this moment my favorites are probably Pinot Noirs, Zins, Shiraz and blends...though I'm really enjoying some of the Malbecs I've tried lately. ... Read More

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  • Domenico de Bertiol Prosecco di Conegliano NV

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    Simple Prosecco. Fresh and fruity. Read More

    Wine review by adamlevin


  • Martellozzo Prosecco Veneto IGT NV

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    Wine review by jephelan


  • Riondo Prosecco Spago Argento 2005

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    This is one of my favorite sparkling wines!! and its very reasonably priced! Read More

    Wine review by BC44


  • Mionetto Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Sergio NV

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    Great House Sparkling Wine. Goes great with Chinese Food. If you want to get a great champagne that doesn't come with the price tag but don't want to go cheap. This guy is for you. Read More

    Wine review by BCoyle


  • Zardetto Prosecco Treviso DOC NV

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    This Sparkling Wine is a great bottle to have on hand. There is always a reason to celebrate and this bottle hits the spot. For a non champagne based wine it is full of appricot and apple fruit. Smaller size bubbles (which is what you want), and it has a great crisp finsish. It goes great with fresh fried calamari and chinese food!!! We always h... Read More

    Wine review by BCoyle


  • Ca del Bosco Franciacorta Brut Cuvee Annamaria Clementi Sparkling 1996

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    Ladies and Gentleman, this is to confirm that sometimes impossible is ... ... available were the home made prosecco(far away from the quality reached today) and the cheap lambrusco. But with the Cuvee Annamaria Clementi He proves that with dedication, passion, knowledge, the right dose of tradition blend with the use of new technology, a rela... Read More

    Wine review by Enrico Cerrato


  • Bisol Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Crede Brut 2004

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    Wine review by antdido


  • A wondrous morning to all!Though this is my first time posting in the forums, I ... ... I once asked where the prosecco was and the lady gave me this dumb look of confusion. Another time I was in search of vermouth and the guy yells across the store, "Hey Bill, do we have bermoof?" The most any of them can do is point out the red and the wh... Read More

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  • A friend of mine has been in a contentious lawsuit for years with a former member of our circle of friends. It was an ugly time watching two former close friends duke it out in court.Yesterday the suit was settled, out of court. There was a cash settlement and a whole lot of celebration.Impromptu party ensued at my home (I have the largest cel... Read More

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