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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  • Montelvini Asolo Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry


    Tangerine and melon aromas with ripe apple and pear notes. Floral almond and pear notes on the palate with zesty spice and bright acidity, notes of fleshy peach, hay and herb and an autolytic, tangy finish. Read More

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  • Villa Giustiniani Asolo Prosecco Superiore Dry 2017


    Peach and orange blossom aromas with soft notes of vanilla cream. Fruity, creamy and easy drinking on the palate with notes of tart grapefruit, ripe melon, fresh apple and a zesty spice on the mid palate. Has a bit of creaminess and a note of almond paste on the floral finish. Read More

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  • Villa Sandi Asolo Prosecco Superiore Brut


    Floral, perfumed aromas of white blossom and pear with some tart apple notes and soft clay. Zesty acidity on the palate with a creamy texture and notes of lemon, grapefruit and green apple, finishing with excellent length and toasty, bready notes of buttery biscuit dough. Read More

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  • Bele Casel Asolo Prosecco Superiore Extra Brut 2016


    Creamy peach and melon aromas with fresh citrus and light floral notes. Smooth and elegant mouthfeel, creamy textured with fine bubbles, a bit of lemon zest and fresh nettles, finishing with a touch of grapefruit. Read More

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  • Ca' del Bosco White Blend Franciacorta Cuvée Prestige Brut 2008


    This golden-hued sparkler is super light, fresh and has an attractive nose of ... is long and clean. This is a Prosecco blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Nero and Pinot Bianco made in the typical Champagne Méthode (25 months on the lees.) A great sipper or a wonderful complement to any foo Read More

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  • Mionetto Superiore di Cartizze Prosecco Valdobbiadene


    Honeyed pear and crisp lemon aromas with a nice floral sweetness and fresh white peach notes on the nose. Clean, crisp and refreshing palate of green apple, peach and lemon with a pleasant biscuity yeastiness towards the finish that's leesy and creamy. Read More

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  • There are so many great Vintage wines present in Napa Valley, which are ... is ... ... is commonly used to make Prosecco, patented in the late 19th century. After the initial fermentation process, the wine is placed in pressurized stainless steel tanks, and then mixed with sugar, and yeast. The sugars turn to alcohol & carbon dioxide, forming ... Read More

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  • We were in Philadelphia yesterday and this morning, driving up Saturday to ... ... ... of Viognier and I had a Prosecco first, then I added a Pikes Riesling which was ok but not exceptional.  When we returned to our hotel, we stopped at the bar and I ordered a Manhattan, while Sandra had a Solerno (blood orange liqueur).  It's not what she or... Read More

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  • I'll start this off, since I just so happened to have attended a New ... ... the sparkling wines, one a Prosecco and the one we brought - a rose from England.  Both were good but I really liked the rose.  After ringing in the new year, it was time to collect our stuff and head home.  A very enjoyable evenin Read More

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  • I hope everyone had a safe and sound New Year's Eve celebration.  Now that we made it into 2018, how about sharing some of your best pictures from your last day of 2017?  Go on.  We won't tell your spouse.... Read More

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