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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  • So that backs up the theory that most Zinfandel's don't age well?We ... ... both started off with a prosecco to pair with the dozen oysters on the half-shell and the king crab, and then I followed that with a glass of their proprietary 2013 Trefethen red Cameron's Cuvee from Napa Valley to pair with my flat iron steak salad.  We were going to... Read More

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  • Almost forgot about yesterday.  We attended an excellent play called ... ... City.  Started with a Prosecco for me and a Sancerre for Sandra, along with just a half-dozen oysters on the half-shell.  Once the dining room was open, we moved to a booth and ordered our entree - a nice center cut prime rib-eye for myself and the miso marinated sea ... Read More

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  • Nobilissima Prosecco NV

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    Clean and light on the palate, with lemon and melon fruit notes. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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  • and yes much wine was drank celebratingThe prosecco was ok - just a little sweet for our palatesthe barbera and the chianti were very nice wines for $50 at the Restaurant we went to and performed perfectly to the food and price pointthe Barolo was 4110 and was excellent but sadly abit young - would like to see it in 5 years Read More

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  • BAROLO nearly always NEEDS BOTTLE AGE!I am not a PROSECCO fan at all......worst of all...extra dry....to each his/her own...!!!!!Sounds all good, though, STEPHEN HARVEY!THANKS FOR POSTING.....not many are doing so these days, it appears; so sad indeed.... Read More

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  • Dogarina Prosecco DOC Millesimato Extra Dry 2015

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  • Tommasi Family Estates Filodora Prosecco NV

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    Orange blossom, tangerine and peach aromas with light sunflower notes. Tart and zesty with bright acidity, juicy peach and orange flavors, a refreshing and easy drinking sparkler. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • I took my then-girlfriend, now-wife to Florence by way of Tuscany for our first ... ... the grape used to make Prosecco, is blended with Pinot Noir to create this accessible rosé sparkler.  Try it out on someone who likes Prosecco as a rule and they will be pleasantly surprised. Rose petal and sweet ripe cherry aromas and a strawberry preserve... Read More

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  • Sommariva Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore NV

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    Yes, I do like Prosecco; its friendly, approachable kind of conviviality (with a touch of edginess) reminds me of Italian landsmen. This Prosecco, however, coming as it does from the Valdobbiadene Classico region and full of dry citric flavour on the palate and lemon oil (yes, the cleaner) on the nose with plenty of effervescence - is very fine ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


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  • I discovered Prosecco in Italy this past summer - I consider it my "summer love"!

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  • Prosecco is one of the best toasting wines. It's light, sparkling and low in alcohol. It's a crowd pleaser. Perfect for New Year's. Pairs well with light buttery christmas cookies, Italian biscotti or a triple cream brie. Yummy.

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  • I love Prosecco. I think it's better than inexpensive champagne and I don't get such a sugar buzz from it.

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