Prosecco or Glera as the grape is now known originates from the village of Prosecco here in Friuli and has been used to make wine since the times of the Romans.
The Prosecco DOC is quite large extending from the hills of Veneto to the hills of Friuli. My brother and I planted our first Prosecco vines around 5 years ago and thus it is quite a new grape for us. Grapes are selected and harvested by hand during mid August. Soil type is argilaceous and gravelly and plant density is 4000 vines per hectar.
GRAPE TYPE: 100% glera
WINE TYPE: sparkling wines
Primarry fermentation is in concrete vats before being transferred to stainless steel tanks. Secondary fermentation takes place in autoclave. The aging period lasts around 120 days.
Full sparkling white wine with a bouquet of bread crusts with hints of melon.
Best served with sushi, dim sun as well as appetisers.