Monday, September 14, 2015

What is Prosecco

I dont know about you but for me a Prosecco is a delightful sparkling that deliver big at a very reasonable price. Its a go to in my house for those relaxing days.
Prosecco /prɵˈsɛkoʊ/ (Italian: [proˈsekko]) is an Italian white sparkling wine, generally a dry or extra dry wine. It is made from Glera grapes, formerly known also as Prosecco, but other grape varieties such as Bianchetta Trevigiana may be included.[1] The name is derived from that of the Italian village of Prosecco near Trieste, where the grape may have originated.[2] DOC Prosecco is produced in the regions of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, traditionally mainly around Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, in the hills north of Treviso
Prosecco is the main ingredient of the Bellini cocktail and can be a less expensive substitute for Champagne.[3][4] n Italy, Prosecco is a ubiquitously utilized wine.[2] Outside Italy, it is most often drunk as an apéritif, much as Champagne is. As with other sparkling wines, Prosecco is served chilled.[9]

Unlike Champagne, Prosecco does not ferment in the bottle, and it grows stale with time. It should be drunk as young as possible,[24] preferably within three years of its vintage, although high-quality Prosecco may be aged for up to seven years.[25]

Compared to other sparkling wines, Prosecco is low in alcohol, about 11 to 12 percent by volume.[9] The flavor of Prosecco has been described as intensely aromatic and crisp, bringing to mind yellow apple, pear, white peach, and apricot.[4][9] Unlike Champagne, appreciated for its rich taste and complex secondary aromas,[9] most Prosecco variants have intense primary aromas[9] and are meant to taste fresh, light and comparatively simple.[3]

Most commonly Prosecco is served unmixed, but it also appears in several mixed drinks. It was the original main ingredient in the Bellini cocktailand in the Spritz cocktail, and it can also replace Champagne in other cocktails such as the Mimosa.[26] With vodka and lemon sorbet, Prosecco is also an ingredient of the Italian mixed drink Sgroppino.

Il Follo

The Follador family goes back generations as farmers of the soils in the hills of Valdobbiadene – the heart of Prosecco production. This tradition continues, as Vittorio Follador and his family produce exceptional sparkling wines today. ‘The Follo’ is a village in Valdobbiadene, on the famous foothill of Cartizze. The winery is situated near this village of old wine tradition, which expresses the history and culture of these lands, and it has become IL Follo’s brand since 2002. 

IL Follo’s flagship Prosecco DOC is an exceptional version of this quintessential Italian bubbly. Fresh and lively in the mouth, with a hint of tangerine citrus. Delicate citrus flavours of lemon and orange linger on the palate, and are followed by a smooth, crisp finish. Look for this prosecco in the Okanagan Valley's private liquor store. If its not available just request it. Its price is around $17 to 18$. 

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