Story of the wine:
Prosecco over the last decade has become Italy’s favourite sparkling wine that can accompany almost any occasion. This has been due, initially, to its popularity in the chic bars of Venice. Indeed most grapes for Prosecco are grown just north of Venice around the towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, a part of Italy that is equally famous for the many villas built by Palladio in the 16th century. The wine got its name, probably, from the eponymous village of Prosecco just north of Trieste in Friuli. The Glera grape has a natural, clean and fresh acidity, making it ideal for sparkling wine.
Grape(s): 100% Glera
Area: From vineyards in Veneto and particularly around Conegliano
Av.Age of vines: 10 yrs
Vine Density: 3,000 vines per ha.
Training System: Silvotz
Yield: 90 hl/ha.
Harvest: Late September
Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel for 12-18 days at 14-160C. There is no malolactic fermentation. After the first fermentation the wine is put into pressurised tanks for 40 days and given a second fermentation – the Charmat method.
Ageing: The wine is kept in stainless steel vats until required for bottling.
Pack size: 6x75cl
Descriptions for the Wine list:
1) A deliciously soft creamy nose with ripe fruitiness. On the palate a distinctive almost cream soda tone and good length.
2) This is the flavour of the moment and not just in the chic bars of Venice a delicious aperitif or with anything. A deliciously soft creamy nose with ripe fruitiness. On the palate a distinctive almost cream soda tone and good length.
Bronze Medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2015
Commended Medal International Wine Challenge 2015
Country: Italy Region: San Fior - Veneto Grape: 100% Glera Product code: 2330 Pack size: 6x75cl
This is a wine-growing and wine-producing company established in 1946 on the slopes of the Conegliano. A town with extraordinary medieval and Renaissance architecture has also been a capital of wine for more than 2.000 years; it boasts Italy's most ancient oenological school. This is where the Prosecco made its reputation - a fresh, fruity, extremely pleasant wine.
The Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is the world’s largest and most influential wine competition. Judged by the world’s wine experts, the results provide a comprehensive list of wine recommendations and international stockists.
The International Wine Challenge (IWC) is the world’s most respected blind-tasted wine competition, which judges each wine for its faithfulness to style, region and vintage. The rigorous judging process means that each medal-winning wine is tasted on three separate occasions by at least 10 different judges.