Harvest and Vinification Notes
Geographically, Prosecco is associated with the hills of the Northern region of Italy known as the Veneto region. The unique soils and micro-climates of the area are perfect for cultivating the Prosecco grape.
This wine is produced using the charmat method, in which secondary fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks to guarantee a cleaner finish. Prosecco serves as an increasingly popular alternative to Champagne and is Italy’s answer to refreshing, well-made sparkling wine at a reasonable price.
An elegant and pleasant sparkling wine with a light golden straw color, delicate nose, and fresh crisp taste of green apple. Its slightly sweet nature is balanced by moderate acidity and light bubbles.
- •Varietal content: 100% Prosecco
- •Region: Veneto
- •Appellation: D.O.C.
- •Alcohol level: 11% by volume
- •Content: 750 ml / 12 units in a case
Serves well as an aperitif but can also be paired with antipasto, seafood, pasta with creamy sauces, and desserts.
Well-chilled between 42° F and 46° F in a champagne flute or narrow-mouth white wine glass. The bottle should be carefully opened by hand. To open remove the foil, then twist and remove the wire. Point the bottle neck away from your body then slowly remove the cork twisting by hand and making sure the wine does not spill when opened!
The Lombardy region is located in the north-central area of Italy. This wine region is particularly well known for its Oltrepò Pavese areas (whose name means “Pavia beyond the Po”), where the winemaking traditions date back to the Etruscan settlers along the Po River. The region climate is varied due to the diverse terrain, but is generally considered a ‘cool’ continental climate. The region is influenced by several geographic features, including the Alps, which form part of the northern border and help protect from cold and trap heat in the valley as well as the Po River which runs along the Oltrepò Pavese and forms most of the region’s southern border. The stony vineyard soil also retains heat and releases it during the night to warm the vines. This creates an optimum situation which allows the grape to fully develop its flavours during the long growing season. The Oltrepò Pavese region is responsible for more the half of all wine produced in the region as well as two-thirds of its DOC-designated wines. It is best known for its sweet Moscato grapes and red wines as the Pinot Noir and Barbera.