It’s Generation Prosecco.

 


I can hear the bottles popping already – it’s New Year’s Eve. There are roughly four million bottles of Prosecco circulating around the United States in a given year. This gives us some indication about what people will be drinking tonight. But if you’re reading this missive right now, there’s a good chance that you think about Prosecco in a deeper way. That brings me to Conegliano Valdobbiadene.
 
Some audacious producers throw the word Prosecco on any old label, just to capitalize on the sparkler’s semi-recent popularity. How do we know what’s worth our time?
 
It’s Conegliano Valdobbiadene. A mouthful, to be sure. But these two words are the ones you want to see on your bottles of Prosecco. These two words ensure the kind of quality you’ll want for ringing in a new year.
 
Conegliano and Valdobbiadene are two separate towns, so you may see one or the other on a Prosecco bottle. Both towns, located just north of Venice, have been producing quality Prosecco for multiple generations. You will find bottles labeled for specific rive (hillsides) and crus, too.
 
Get yourself over to your local shop, bask in the final rush, and pick up one of these true Prosecco bottles.
About Prosecco Superiore DOCG

I’ve waxed poetic about these wines for the past several years, and I won’t be stopping any time soon. Conegliano and Valdobbiadene fall under Prosecco Superiore DOCG. The designation gives proper respect to the premier growing region for Prosecco located between the two towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. It encompasses fifteen municipalities.  All other Prosecco in the wider region of 556 municipalities would be labeled as Prosecco DOC, as it has been since the 1960s.
In addition, the grape formerly known as Prosecco has been given a new name, Glera. Any wine labeled Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG needs to be at least 85% Glera. There are three different sweetness levels: Brut wines have the least residual sugars, followed by Extra Dry and Dry. Extra Dry is the most prevalent category, which explains why many Prosecco wines carry a hint of sweetness to them. 
The changes were approved in 2009 and took effect in 2010. I’ve enjoyed watching more and more wine lovers come to understand and embrace these quality Prosecco wines..

On Cartizze

If you’re lucky, you’ll see the word Cartizze on a Prosecco bottle. This field is 107 hectares, split between many growers – right down to the row. This specific field is known to produce the most high-quality Prosecco. The wines are of course rarer and more difficult to find, many of them consumed by the local market. Most of the wines are made in the dry style due to local preference. They are indeed the most prized wines of Prosecco. 
 
Le Colture Superiore de Cartizze Valdobbiadene NV
 
Lightly floral, brisk aromas of lemon and apple. Freshly fruited and light palate of peach, green apple and pear, with a creamy textured palate that is clean and a bit tart. Finishes quite clean with a hint of buttery biscuit and grapefruit. Lovely.
92 pts
 
Canavel Superiore di Cartizze Valdobbiadene 2017
 
Fresh orange and tangerine juice with lemon pith and notes of peach. Full and ripe fruit in the mouth with zesty spice and creamy lemon and candied grapefruit notes, delicate bubbles and citrus zest on the mid palate, finishing with a short finish of peach and lime juice.
 
Marsuret Superiore di Cartizze Dry Valdobbiadene NV
 
A bit tropical with stone fruits and delicate floral beeswax and honey aromas. This is soft and pleasant on the palate, a bit yeasty with lots of floral character, tangerine and mango flavors, a bit of grapefruit and a tingle on the very finish. Creamy and refreshing.
 
Extra Dry Picks
 
La Farra Rive di Farra di Soligo Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry Valdobbiadene 2017
 
Generous aromatics of floral pear, apple and peach with light powdered sugar and a cold butter note. Balanced and full palate of tart lime and fresh green apple, classic citrus notes with a touch of tangerine and a bit of complexity throughout, mostly due to a warm toast spiking at times and imparting yeast and croissant baked notes with a finish of pear and honey. 92 pts.
 
Astoria Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry Valdobbiadene NV
 
Soft fruity aromas of light melon and lemon with green apple notes. Perky and refreshing on the palate with lots of acidity, peach and melon flavors and a juicy apple palate that finishes with a bit of toasted yeast and citrus pith.
 
Mongarda Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry Valdobbiadene 2017
 
Fresh citrus and peach aromas, a bit light on the nose but carrying a touch of a green note. The palate has some complexity of flavors, fresh herbs, green apple, pear and lemon flavors mix with a medium plus acidity and a creamy textured mouthfeel, finishing with a bit more grassiness and fresh tangerine.
 
Branched Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry Valdobbiadene 2017
 
Creamy vanilla and floral peach aromas with ripe apple notes on the nose. The palate is toasted and bready with some fruit notes of grapefruit and green apple, fresh spice, austere and earthy topnotes and a finish of dried stone fruit and toasted wood spices.
 
Brut Picks
 
Ville d’Arfanta Prosecco Superiore Brut Valdobbiadene 2017
 
Citrus zest and light straw aromas, a touch of lime and ocean salinity. Tart, zesty and refreshing with expansive bubbles, notes of grapefruit and lime zest, white pepper spice and a creamy, dried apricot note on the finish with a hint of beeswax. Clean and very dry.
 
Bortolomiol Prior Prosecco Superiore Brut Valdobbiadene 2017
 
Stony and mineral notes with dried peach and apricot aromas, hints of citrus and some ripe melon. Dry and fresh palate or crisp citrus, tart acidity, lemon and lime flavors, with nice spice on the finish.
 
Sanfeletto Prosecco Superiore Brut Conegliano Valdobbiadene NV
 
Mineral notes of stony lemon and melon with light lime zest on the nose. Bracingly acidic and bursting with fresh citrus flavors on the palate, this is tart with salinity and cool green apple notes, finishing with steely citrus pith and the slightest biscuit note.
 
Bosco di Gica Prosecco Superiore Brut Valdobbiadene NV
 
Nicely aromatic with clean floral aromas of green apple and peach. Crisp, clean and refreshing palate of lemon and lime with a full mouthfeel of sharp bubbles, edgy lines and fruit flavors of apple and grapefruit on the short finish.
 
Malibran Cremadora Prosecco Col Fondo Valdobbiadene 2016
 
Creamy, toasted aromas of melon with some citrus pith. Intriguing flavors of dark toast and wood box, this is earthy and carries a lot of citrus from the mid palate through to the crisp finish. This is dry and earthy/dusty with lots of acidity and muted fruit.
 

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    This is the most informative article that I have ever read about Prosecco. An excellent review that included things I never knew about Prosecco

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