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PROSECCO EXTRA DRY MILLESIMATO CUVEE ORO DOC Conca d'Oro
- Region: Veneto
- Type: Sparkling wine
- Proof: 11/11,50%
- Wine Variety: Prosecco (Glera) 100%
- Place of production, aging, service temperature: Product in selected zones in Trevigiano. Manufactured with the Charmat method. Serving temperature: 6-8 degrees.
- Uniqueness: Elegance and versatility as a wine by itself or as part of famous and less famous cocktails. Prosecco today is the most exported Italian vine variety in the world.
History of the
italian wine in
It is an ancient wine, today one of the best known Italian wines and the most exported in the world. It certainly originated in the Roman period and, according to someone it is linked to the famous Vino Pucino obtained in the ancient Istria and appreciated for its medicinal qualities by Livia, wife of the Emperor Augustus. The name of Prosecco is reported for the first time in 1500. From then on the production in the Istrian area decreases drastically while it extends and increases more and more in the Trevigiana area and the Euganean Hills where it also takes the name of "Serprina", then extending to the Oltrepò Pavese and Piedmont. The best production areas are those in Veneto (in the hills of Treviso, Valdobbiadene and Asolo). After World War II, a long program of protection of the name of the wine started, reporting the name Prosecco as the name of the wine produced in Antiquity in Prosecco and the vine variety that is the Glera. Subsequently, in 2009, the DOCGs and DOCs were defined, which define and protect their production. So, today when we speak of Prosecco, we mean: Prosecco DOCG, also called Superiore, Prosecco DOC (produced in Friuli Venezia Giulia and in 5 provinces of Veneto) and then IGT wines based on Glera vine variety that can not be called Prosecco.
The Bellini from overseas
In mid-July you are in London for a working day organized by one of your customers at the Hotel Duke's. Around 7 pm, after the day's meetings, you decide to give yourself an aperitif to relieve yourself from the tension of the negotiations of the day. At the café you find a great professional who, hearing that you are Italian, suggests a super classic: the Bellini. It is a world-famous Italian cocktail invented by Giuseppe Cipriani at Harry's Bar in Venice in 1948 during an exhibition of the Venetian painter Giovanni Bellini, because of the pink color that Cipriani found in a canvas of a saint painted by the great painter. This cocktail has become one of the favorites of great celebrities such as H. Hemingway, O. Wells, G. Agnelli. It is a particular cocktail, seasonal and necessarily prepared with high quality components. In particular at Duke's they follow the original recipe based on 10 cl. of high quality Prosecco Superiore (possibly Valdobbiadene or Asolo) and 5 cl. of white (possibly Veronese) peach pulp not blended but pressed and slowly mixed with Prosecco. You taste the fantastic cocktail and, at that moment, you understand the best part of your "bella Italia" and you realize how much, albeit in a confidential and affectionate way, it is inappropriate to call Prosecco only "Prosecchino".
DOC and DOCG
Especially in the Treviso area with the DOCG Valdobbiadene and Conegliano and Colli Asolani. The renowned production area of Cartizze is worthy of mention in Valdobbiadene. Then the DOC with the provinces of Vicenza, Treviso, Padua, Belluno, Venice, Pordenone, Udine, Goriza and Trieste.