VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO SUPERIORE BRUT DOCG
Category: Northern Italy |
| Winery: Nani Rizzi
GRAPE: 100% Glera
SOIL: Limestone, clay
COLOR: Straw-yellow with green highlights
PERLAGE: Persistent, with thin elegant bubbles
NOSE: Intense and fruity, with notes of flowers and bread crust
TASTE: Dry, medium bodied, good acidity and very creamy on the palate
After the harvest the Glera grapes are de-stemmed, soft pressed and fermented in stainless steel temperature-controlled tanks. At this point the Prosecco Wine is kept refrigerated (about 39° F.) in big steel tanks until it is the time to do the secondary fermentation that makes it Sparkling. To do that, a portion of Prosecco wine is transferred into special steel vats where sugar and selected yeast are added to start the secondary fermentation. After 15/20 days the Prosecco becomes sparkling and it is ready to be bottled.
This Prosecco is a “BRUT” version that means minimum alcohol content 12% vol., the pressure must be above 45 PSI and the residual sugar must be below 16 grams per liter. In Italy Prosecco is considered the perfect aperitif thanks to its dry fruity taste that is a pleasure for the palate and puts in good mood. Prosecco is the friendly wine good for any occasions: to welcome friends at home, to stimulate the appetite before lunch or dinner or just to entertain friends on the side of the swimming pool!
This wine is a good companion to appetizers, poultry, seafood and cheese. Best served chilled, 50° F.