Prosecco wine in Australia
Prosecco is a white wine variety grown in the North East of Italy. The grape variety gives it's name to a style of sparkling wine. It is becoming increasingly popular in Australia.
The prosecco Road in the King Valley
The variety was pioneered in Australia by the Dal Zotto family in the King Valley. Listen to Otto and his son and winemaker Michael have to say about the variety.
There was some commercial pressure to rename the grape variety name to "Glera" and to claim geographic indicator protection to the name Prosecco. It os the name of a town near Trieste, but in Italy the name is used much more widely that just for that town.
While Prosecco is mainly used to make lowish alcohol sparkling wines, occasionally it is used for still wines.
Prosecco can be frizzante, semi sparkling, or spumante, fully sparkling.
Prosecco is becoming more popular as many wine drinkers are looking for a light dry sparkling wine with lower alcohol. To some extent Prosecco is following on from the success of Moscato, but for people who prefer drier wine styles.
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Last updated 9 September 2020
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You can check out their regular special six- and 12- packs, or make up your own. This is a great way to get your head around this wonderful sparkling style.
Other Italian white Wine varieties in Australia
Bianco d'Alessano |
Fiano | Friulano |
Greco di Tufo |
Moscato Giallo |
One of the best books about Italian wine grape varieties is Ian d'Agata's Native Wine Grapes of Italy
Prosecco and Food
You don't need food to enjoy a glass of Prosecco. The wine is light and relatively low in alcohol and thus it can be enjoyed on it's own.
But it is quite suitable as an accompaniment to light meals or perhaps with a few pretzels or olives late in the afternoon.
Bellini is a favourite cocktail drink, made with Prosecco and peach nectar.
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