Wide World of Wine: Prosecco Italian sparkling wine for the HOLIDAY - $10 to $18
12/8/2016, 10 a.m.
Prosecco is gaining success almost everywhere in the world. Maybe it's about time to tell the story of its many qualitative producers, together with the different areas where it is produced. Among these, an important role is played by the territory of Asolo, in Alta Marca Trevigiana, which is the ideal habitat to grow Glera grapes. Here, in one the most historical wine municipality in Italy, Venegazzù di Volpago del Montello, you can find the 60 hectares vineyards owned by the winery Conte Loredan Gasparini. An historical winery in this territory, because it was founded in the Fifties by Conte Piero Loredan, descendant of Doge of Venice Leonardo Loredan, and later, in 1973, became property of Giancarlo Palla. Their Prosecco Brut Asolo Superiore DOCG, made of Glera grapes grown on the legendary hills of Giavera del Montello. At the nose there is perceived a mix of white fruits (apple and pear), herbs (sage above all), but also clear mineral notes. At the palate it tastes crispy, well balanced and most of all dry, just like Prosecco we love the most growers do hope that the number of Brut Prosecco version, instead of its Extra Dry version, will increase in the near future. This Prosecco is paired with a tasty seafood crudité aperitif and we nailed it.