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Vini in degustazione-A region of fine arts

Dwight Casimere | 5/21/2014, 10:08 p.m.
SUSEGANA-TREVISO, Italy--The ancient castle and surrounding grounds at Castello di San Salvatore is a candidate to become a UNESCO World ...

SUSEGANA-TREVISO, Italy--The ancient castle and surrounding grounds at Castello di San Salvatore is a candidate to become a UNESCO World Geritage Site. a look out of the massive windows of the splendid castle over the vineyard clad hills gives you an idea of what the early classical painters saw as they created their masterpieces. It is a glimpse into a gloried history. Taking in the iew while enjoying a sip of the latest vintage of Prosecco Superiore makes it an even more heady experience, because you are not only taking in the vistas that inspired such artists as the great Cima and his contemporary poets and writers, you are also imbibing the culminating masterpiece of the current artistry of the winemakers present at Vino in Villa to pour their latest vintages for hundreds of enthusiastic patrons who came from across the region and around the world.

I was privileged to be on of the scores of international journalists invited to this year's celebration, which included tutored tastings of Prosecco Superiore, attended to by a cadre of highly skilled Sommeliers and a spectacular Food Showm featuring specialties form local producers in the Gastronomic Garden.

Prosecco Superiore is Italy's leading sparkling wine. It is quickly gaining acceptance and popularity in the United States and globally. Consumer acceptance has quickly catapulted it becoming a leading contender to Champagne, the popular and historic sparkling wine from France. Affordability, easy drinkability and high quality have made it an easy contender in the widening field of global wine competition. There are many pretenders to the throne of Prosecco Superiore, but few can match the real thing. There certainly is no headier experience that drinking it in the company of more than 60 of its creators in the splendid setting of the Castello di San Salvatore.

Adami Prosecco Superiore DOCG Extra Dry "Dei Casel"- $22.

Prosecco Superiore Dei Casel is a soft, foamy wine with apple mousse, lemon zest and soft layers of peach cobbler. Once you start drinking it, you can't get enough and at $22, you can afford to indulge the addiction.

Bisol Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut "Jeio"-$17. The first thing that hits you, after taking in the light straw yellow color is the nose. It's all fresh ripe tropical fruit, perfumed white acacia flowers flowers and a crisp elegance that literally defines the word "brut.

Villa Sandi Brut Millesimato 2013-$13. Villa Sandi is one of the largest producers in the Veneto. Don't let that be a deterrent to savoring one of the most approachable and enjoyable proseccos of the current vintage. It's light, pleasant and easy to drink, as a prosecco should be.