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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  • Bosco di Gica Prosecco Superiore Brut Valdobbiadene NV

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    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. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Sanfeletto Prosecco Superiore Brut Conegliano Valdobbiadene

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    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. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Astoria Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry Valdobbiadene

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    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. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • I can hear the bottles popping already – it’s New Year’s Eve. ... ... 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.... Read More

    From the article It's Generation Prosecco.


  • After all the Christmas and New Year festivities, I have to escape for a good ... though go for Cava (Spain), Prosecco (Italy) or an Australian, as sparkling wine goes really well with curry.But, I can hear you say, never mind the expensive stuff, what about the wine I pick up from my local bottle shop with my usual Friday night takeaway. OK, ... Read More

    From the article Can you pair wine with curry?


  • Thanksgiving Dinner NV

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    As the Thanksgiving Day grocery store madness grows closer, who has time to ... finish!Sparkling wines and Prosecco's are a fun treat at the holidays and always seems to add the fun to your gathering! They pair well with most appetizers and with much of your Thanksgiving meal. If you are having a big gathering and not sure which sparkling wine... Read More

    Wine review by WineSplash


  • Adriano Adami Garbel Brut Treviso Prosecco 2015

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    Gift from Anne/Andy 11/2018. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Don't be shy now... I don't always drink classified growths, the best ... do nicely for me... even a Prosecco over something more dignified like Veuve Clicquot. How about yo Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's your Every Day Wine?


  • I come from an Italian family of true food lovers. It seemed to me that every ... every ... CrispPair with: ProseccoSweet and tart fruit covered by a tender, cakelike topping is one of the most wonderful, homey desserts. Easy to make, delicious, and beautiful, you get it all with this one. Baking the fruit gentles its simple sugars, and the t... Read More

    From the article Expert Recipes for Wine Lovers


  • Martellozzo Prosecco Vino Frizzante Prosecco DOC 2016

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    sparkling, smooth, fresh and delicious. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


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