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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  • Back in 2010, less than one million cases of Prosecco were imported to the United States. These days we're looking at about 4 million cases. The holidays are incomplete without Prosecco for so many Americans. But for me, the holidays are incomplete without Prosecco Superiore DOCG. The distinction is terrifically important for a variety of reason... Read More

    From the article The Sparkling Wine Trendsetter of 2017

  • Zardetto Brut Prosecco


    Lightly floral notes of blossom and tangerine on the nose. Lemon cream and fresh orange juice on the palate with notes of grapefruit zest and some tropical notes of pineapple and papaya. Fun, fruity and refreshing. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Bervini Prosecco Millesimato 2016


    Light floral aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest and melon on the nose. Very sharp in the mouth with an aggressive fizzy attack that smooths and mellows on the mid palate imparting fresh sweet spice and fruit notes of melon, peach, apricot, green apple and lemon. A refreshing wine with zesty acidity and an approachable style, finishing clean with l... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Vinicola Serena Terra Serena Extra Dry Prosecco NV


    Good acidity, balanced wth some frutal sweetness. Read More

    Wine review by dennisktexas

  • Had another gathering of a this-time-shrunken batch of our 'salon' ... ... prefecture.A case of nasty prosecco, another of that generic regional Burgundy I criticized in my last post, then a case of Bouchard Chambolle-Musigny '13. After a half glass of each I skipped past the first two (while raiding the host's private stash of Dom Peri '05 wh... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • It’s no secret that we love German wines, but there’s more to them ... ... shelves and wine lists: Prosecco, Cava, Champagne. And while those are wonderful examples, there should be room for well done sparkling wines that provide variety in aromatics and flavor, are still serious, but don’t break the bank. Riesling, in all it’s chameleon-like... Read More

    From the article Expert Reveals German Wine Secrets

  • AlGlad you enjoyed the tasting - its is interesting that a lot of Australian ... to try and produce more of a Prosecco style wine than a champagne that compliments our hotter summers by being more fresh fruit focussed than the more yeasty toasted style of champag Read More

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  • Who is planning to listen in on the Virtual Wine Tasting event tonight with  the Villa Maria Winery?   Read More

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  • EM - The 'Shellfish' flight is described below in the menu (I usually ... because I was getting that prosecco with the oysters on the half shel Read More

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  • Nice Zinfandel EM.  I haven't tried that one yet.We drove over to ... ... France) with the crab and a prosecco with the oysters.  I think Sandra had a Sauvignon Blanc but I'm not sure now.   The meal was quite tasty and they even threw in a free espresso after I had already paid because, well, I decided I better have a coffee before driving ba... Read More

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