Sparkling wine is the perfect beverage for the holidays.
Prosecco is an Italian sparkling dry white wine made primarily from Glera grapes. Principally grown in the Prosecco region of Italy, which includes Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, north of Venice in the Veneto region. Under European law, only sparkling wines made with grapes grown in this region can have the name Prosecco.
Located in the heart of the Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG production area, the Valdo Winery has been cultivating this unique location for generations.
Prosecco has become widely popular in the United States. Consumers have embraced these affordable and tasty sparkling wines. I often recommend bubbles to my customers, they are suitable for any occasion at home and compliment food well. For Mimosa fans, Prosecco is an excellent choice and works well as the base wine. You don't have to stick to OJ for your Mimosa, try mango, cranberry and berry cordials for an added kick of flavor.
I encourage you to gently pop some corks this time of year at your holiday celebrations. Put Valdo Prosecco on your list and enjoy. Bubbles always put a smile on my face.
Tasting Notes Valdo Prosecco Superiore DOCG Oro Puro
Color: Pretty gold.
Nose: Mineral, toast, light nuttiness, apple.
Palate: Soft perlage, delicate toasty yeast, minerality and citrus, focus to middle, fresh creamy medium finish of Fuji apple and cinnamon spice with a hint of citrus. My speed. With the enthusiastic help of my wife, this bottle emptied rapidly.
Thoughts: Lovely flavors and finish, eminently compatible with diverse foods. Enjoyed with a turkey sandwich at home. I am a fan. Recommended.
Varietal: Glera 100%
Grapes were handpicked.
Soft pressed, fermentation in temperature controlled stainless tanks.
Five months Charmant aging, three months in bottle.
Sample provided by Pasternak Wine Imports
Perlage: In French, we use the word "mousse" to describe Champagne bubbles, fizziness or effervescence can be referred to as perles or pearls.
Borrowing from the French, the Italians like to use the word "perlage" from perle or pearl in French to describe the bubbles in Prosecco.
Hence the word perlage, a combination of perle and the suffix -age (the suffix denotes the gathering of “pearls”).
About Valdo Spumanti Srl
Valdo Spumanti, from the slopes of the DOCG Valdobbiadene. Located a few kilometers from Venice in NE Italy. A land renown for high quality grape production and Prosecco wine. The Valdo Winery has been cultivating this unique area for generations. Founded in 1926, Valdo Spumanti is now Italy's leading producer of Prosecco. The vineyards cover 155 hectares. Over 9.2 million bottles were sold in 2011.
VALDO Spumanti Srl
via Foro Boario 20
31049 Valdobbiadene (TV)
Note 1: This wine is not Champagne, it has bubbles, but is not Champagne. People often, mistakenly, call all wines with bubbles "Champagne." Wines with bubbles are generally referred to as “Sparkling Wine.” Because they sparkle.
Note 2: Champagne was invented and perfected in Champagne, France. True “Champagne” is only made in the Champagne region of France, using the Méthode Champenoise. The Champagne winemaking community, under the auspices of the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC), has developed a comprehensive set of rules and regulations for all wine produced in the region to protect its economic interests.
FYI: Level of Dryness + Amount of residual sugar per liter
Extra Brut = 0.6%
Brut = 1.5%
Extra Dry = 1.2 – 2.0%
Sec = 1.7 – 3.5%
Demi-Sec = 3.3 - 5.0%
Doux = 5% +
Sparkling wines are best served chilled, between 40°F and 45°F. Warm bubbles are no fun.
Go and celebrate with good cheer and Valdo Prosecco!