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WineExpress.com USD 19.95 750ml
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Santa Margherita Prosecco di Valdobbiadene NV

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COLOR Straw yellow. AROMA Lively vinosity characterized by a fine fruity fragrance and an elegant long-lived perlage. TASTE It is pleasantly dry with a well-balanced acidity, which makes the wine fresh and lively. Length/Type of Fermentation: The base wine is put into pressurized tanks for the prise de mousse. There it ferments for 18-20 days, with the aid of selected yeasts, at a controlled F10 temperature between 14° and 16° C (57° - 61° F). When the desired pressure has been obtained (around 6 bars), the wine is chilled to - 4° C in order to arrest the fermentation and encourage stabilization. The sparkling wine is then kept at a controlled temperature of 8°-10° C (46°-50° F) for at least a month. Length/Type of Aging: 1 month of bottle aging

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Santa Margherita:
Eighty years of “actual” history, but more than two centuries of business activity in the Veneto: Santa Margherita was founded in 1935 by Count Gaetano Marzotto Jr. who, at the time, was running the family’s Vicenza-based textile group, which was started up at the beginning of the 19th century by his grandfather, Luigi. His aim was a very specific one: to succeed in creatin... Read more
Eighty years of “actual” history, but more than two centuries of business activity in the Veneto: Santa Margherita was founded in 1935 by Count Gaetano Marzotto Jr. who, at the time, was running the family’s Vicenza-based textile group, which was started up at the beginning of the 19th century by his grandfather, Luigi. His aim was a very specific one: to succeed in creating an innovative agricultural hub that would break the traditional mould of the time and represent a source of modernity and growth. This vision was perfectly in line with the spirit of Count Gaetano Jr.: a real tycoon who was extremely able in reconciling company objectives with social needs. Indeed, around the Santa Margherita estate – just as at Valdagno around the Marzotto headquarters – he created the first residential quarters for his employees, as well as cultural and recreational facilities. This sensitivity was real and not merely a façade, and he persisted with it through the difficult times of the Second World War and the immediate postwar years. He was an entrepreneurial figure who played a prominent role in Italian financial matters: he had an uncommon knack for interpreting the trends of the world economy (it was also he who came up with the idea of hotel chains, thus giving a helping hand to Italy’s burgeoning tourist industry). He made important decisions that affected the public good, but he also encouraged more widespread development, earning the nickname of “the humanist businessman”. Count Gaetano Jr. had eight children and today his grandson (who bears his name and is the son of his eldest son, Vittorio Emanuele) is in charge of Santa Margherit.For his “revolutionary” estate, Gaetano Marzotto Jr. chose a vast property of over a thousand hectares lying between Fossalta and Portogruaro: a tract of land that the Stucky family had put up for sale, after having completely reclaimed it and made it suitable for agriculture. Where before there had been marshland, one could now admire well-ordered fields. Gaetano Marzotto carried out further improvements on the property: he completely modified the cultivation techniques, unified the estate and abolished sharecropping, introducing new crops and improving the living conditions of the farm workers. These were, for the time, epoch-making changes, and other companies would follow his example in the decades that were to follow. Read less
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Member Reviews for Santa Margherita Prosecco di Valdobbiadene

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3.50 5
12/16/2011

Refreshing and crispy, good acidity and toast with medium bubbles and a creamy finish.


Snooth User: AudioVino
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0.00 5
02/28/2011

This prosecco has been given good reviews, and rightfully so. Bubbly being underrated, I jumped at the opportunity to drink it. I think a special occasion like a Wednesday night is perfect for a prosecco. As soon as I popped the cork, I could smell the typical fruits and pears expected from a brut. The front palate was light, with flavors of spring greens and fruits. The mid-palate had hints of mandarin oranges, which matured into green apples. The most pleasing part of this wine was the finish - it had nice minerality with a bit of crisp slate. At $14,99, it was definitely a great buy.


Snooth User: spencerforeezy
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3.50 5
05/20/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Santa Margherita Prosecco di Valdobbiadene

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
02/06/2011

Prosecco di Valdobbiadene is undeniably one of today’s best-known and most highly-appreciated italian wines. This one shows a clean nose with whiffs of delicious apples and peach blossoms. Famous for their Pinot Grigio, Santa Margherita shows a fine touch with Prosecco. Wine & Spirits Magazine scored it 91 points saying "The texture of this wine deftly balances the richness of ripe stone fruit with the grip of fruit skins, like apple and apricot. A hint of white pepper adds subtle complexity, while the finish feels fresh and elegant. Try it with toasted almonds."


External Review
Source: Uncorked.com
01/12/2010

91 Wine & Spirits


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Herersquo;s a Prosecco with a surprisingly rich, toasted quality that translates into roasted almond, walnut and yellow fruit flavors. The toasted notes add unexpected complexity to a dry, crisp apeacute;ritif wine.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/01/2012

Santa Margherita has taken great strides to break into different wines other than its flagship Pinot Grigio. This Extra Dry Prosecco Superiore shows quality and personality with slightly sweet touches of grapefruit and peach spread throughout.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Therersquo;s a smoky undercurrent to this Prosecco, and crunchy acidity shapes the green pear, lemon zest and spring blossom notes on the frothy mousse. The finish features a light, toasty hint. Drink now.


External Review
05/18/2011

The lemon-lime nose is true to form, and the palate is perfectly zesty, with citrus dominating a full package of Prosecco-like flavors. Slightly sweet later on, which carries the finish. Plucky and solid.


External Review
05/18/2011

Mildly toasty, with hints of bread dough in addition to crisp white fruits. the palate is lean but pleasing, with pineapple, peach and apple. Finishes moderately long, with some talc. Tangy and tasty overall.


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COLOR Straw yellow. AROMA Lively vinosity characterized by a fine fruity fragrance and an elegant long-lived perlage. TASTE It is pleasantly dry with a well-balanced acidity, which makes the wine fresh and lively. Length/Type of Fermentation: The base wine is put into pressurized tanks for the prise de mousse. There it ferments for 18-20 days, with the aid of selected yeasts, at a controlled F10 temperature between 14° and 16° C (57° - 61° F). When the desired pressure has been obtained (around 6 bars), the wine is chilled to - 4° C in order to arrest the fermentation and encourage stabilization. The sparkling wine is then kept at a controlled temperature of 8°-10° C (46°-50° F) for at least a month. Length/Type of Aging: 1 month of bottle aging

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 11.50%
Sugar: 12 grams per liter Total Acidity: 7 grams per liter

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