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Santa Margherita Prosecco Frizzante" D.O.C 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Citrussy and briochy on the nose with notes of apricot filled powdered doughnuts. This has a slightly buttery edge on the palate to the clean pear and peach toned fruits that are a touch sweet, yet regain a bit of snap on the finish. 86pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Santa Margherita Prosecco Frizzante" D.O.C

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
3.00 5
Vintage: NV 12/16/2009

Citrussy and briochy on the nose with notes of apricot filled powdered doughnuts. This has a slightly buttery edge on the palate to the clean pear and peach toned fruits that are a touch sweet, yet regain a bit of snap on the finish. 86pts


Member Reviews for Santa Margherita Prosecco Frizzante" D.O.C

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3.00 5
Vintage: 2012 12/03/2009

Tropical fruit nose, a bit of melon and orange flavor. Autolytic finish.


Snooth User: zufrieden
2593863,981
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 05/18/2011

NV Prosecco. Nice brioche, vanilla and melba toast nose with good, consistent and rapid effervescence. Slight tropical fruit on the palate with a hint of almond bitterness and just a touch of sweetness. A very nice, relaxing sparkler to accompany the Stanley Cup semi-finals - if beer is to be avoided.


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 09/29/2006

Bright and crsip prosecco, not bitter or acidic.


Snooth User: joshwoodward
129954234
4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 05/15/2009

Very pale color. Crisp, flavorful, and very yeasty. A generous hint of sweetness. Quaffer, and not overly complex, but very pleasant. $30


Snooth User: JellyBeans
27560925
5.00 5
Vintage: 2012 10/12/2009

Love it, received some good ratings from the wine magazines too. I had never tried Prosecco, but knew Santa Margherita. It is very easy to drink and great for parties!

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Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.50 5
Vintage: 2001 12/06/2009

Pears dominate on the nose. There's a little linolium on the tongue, but the fruit and acidity are at the forefront. Nice finish


Snooth User: JellyBeans
27560925
4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 12/20/2009

The small beads in this Prosecco are unlike other proseccos- more expensive than most, but delicious!!


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External Reviews for Santa Margherita Prosecco Frizzante" D.O.C

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Vintage: 2012 06/20/2012

Straw yellow in color. Aromas characterized by a fine fruity fragrance and an elegant long-lived perlage. It is pleasantly dry with a well-balanced acidity, which makes the wine fresh and lively.


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2001 10/15/2009

91 Points - Wine and Spirits Sparkling wine with a clean nose, pleasantly fruity, with whiffs of rennet apples and peach blossoms. Delicate, balanced taste.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 06/17/2013

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
Vintage: NV 06/17/2013

Santa Margherita of Pinot Grigio fame brings us this tight expression of Prosecco with easy aromas of peach and citrus and a playful touch of sweetness on the close. This is a perfect wine to drink with friends on a lazy summer afternoon.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 06/17/2013

Here’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 apéritif wine.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 06/17/2013

There’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
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 06/17/2013

Frothy bubbles and a luminous color set the stage for this lively Prosecco redolent of peachy cream and white mineral. The carbonation is pungent and direct and underlines the wine’s fruity flavors and bright acidity. Santa Margherita is one of only two producers permitted to bottle DOC Prosecco despite the fact they are located outside the DOC zone.


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The wine’s bright color and inviting, faintly citrus-like fragrance give a suggestion of the attractive freshness and fruitiness that one finds on the palate. Its delicate, fine mousse helps to stimulate the taste buds and contributes to its ability to accompany even quite complex dishes.

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