Prosecco, Italy’s famed sparkling wine, and the name of the white grape that is used to produce the bubbly itself, hails from the Veneto region, in the northeast of the Italian boot and it’s typically a fantastic value wine find – as versatile as it is economical. The dominant Prosecco producing towns are Valdobbiadene and Conegliano. A good prosecco will offer delicate fruit and enticing aromatics, lots of bubbles (spumante) or lightly-bubbled (frizzante) and usually lie on the dry to off-dry side of the style spectrum. More expensive bottles will add more fruit vigour, more balance and loads of high-intensity aromatics. On the palate you can expect Prosecco to deliver ripe assorted apple, pear, some citrus and often a dash of nutty almond flavouring.
Prosecco is made using the Charmat method, making these wines a first rate wine to drink young and fresh. In general, Prosecco yields lower alcohol levels than many of its still wine counterparts and is best consumed within 2 years of release. Prosecco has another claim to fame, as Venice’s popular Bellini cocktail is traditionally made with Prosecco and peach puree. If you are looking for a food-friendly, guest-friendly, easy-going, value-conscious, festive, sparkling white wine find – you will be hard pressed to do better than Italy’s popular Prosecco. Serve well-chilled.
Food Pairing Options:
Give Prosecco a go with Prosciutto, stuffed mushrooms, creamy sauces, almonds, seafood, fried fare, spicy Asian entrées and even potato chips or buttered popcorn. This is a very forgiving, food-friendly sparkling wine option.
In 1906 the Manin family started to plant its first Prosecco vines in a sunny valley of the Montello’s hills and founded the AZIENDA AGRICOLA “CASA BIANCA”. The estate takes its name from the wonderful white house situated on the highest hill of the property, an amazing place that overlooks all the vineyards. Looking southwards, it is possible to admire Venice which is only 40km from these vineyards. The great tradition of CASA BIANCA’s sparkling wine takes its origin in this marvellous area. It is a light and delicate sparkling wine and its marked personality is connected with the peculiarity of the Colli Trevigiani’s soil where the AZIENDA AGRICOLA “CASA BIANCA” owns more than 40 hectares.