CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE - Prosecco Superiore
Prosecco is produced exclusively in NE Italy and started its amazing story in Conegliano Valdobbiadene. They produce the highest level of Prosecco, Prosecco Superiore, to this day and was recently awarded the DOCG in August of 2009. The Prosecco produced here is said to embody the history and richness of a land. It’s made from a minimum of 85% Glera grapes with up to a maximum of 15% Perera, Glera Lunga, Verdiso, and Bianchetta grapes. Sometimes possibly even a little Pinot or Chardonnay.
What made this wine stand out for me was the light, crisp body and its fruity/floral nose. Plenty of citrus fruit, green apple, and white peach flavors found from start to finish. I can’t wait to get my hands a some bottles of this style of Prosecco…this is PERFECT as an aperitif or a romantic dinner.
Producers of Note: Zardetto, Il Colle, Cantine Maschio , Casa Vittorino, and Astoria