Prosecco

 Summer is here, Wimbledon in around the corner, so it must be time for Prosecco.

 

The history of Prosecco is a long one and there are different theories about its origin.

 The most agreed version of Prosecco origin is that it originated during Roman times and was made using Glera grapes- the oldest grapes in Italian wine history. Glera grape grew near the village of Prosecco in Trieste, hence the name.

 Today The territory of Prosecco is located on the hills in the province of Treviso, between the towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene.

 To achieve a quality product, Prosecco grapes are transformed into sparkling wine using the Charmat method in which stainless steel tanks and yeast are utilized to produce a natural second fermentation. The process takes approximately 60 days depending on acidity, residual sugar and pressure. The Charmat method allows Prosecco to preserve its original flavors and perfumes longer. Prosecco is traditionally a dry wine with hints of apple and citrus.

The quality and originality of Prosecco is protected by its Controlled Designation of Origin status which was granted in 2009.

 

 To better enjoy Prosecco, serve at temperatures between 7 and 10°C. Enjoy it on its own, Cold Salads and any Party food.

 

Prestige Italian Wines Prosecco Perla Nera 2014, 100% Glera grapes 

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