Prosecco, Le Dolci Colline
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‘Le Dolci Colline’ (or ‘rolling hills’) has everything that you would expect from a really good Prosecco superb freshness, a nice frothy mousse, wonderful fresh apples on the nose and a smooth rounded taste profile that has just the right balance between fruit and acidity.
Prosecco is Italy’s answer to refreshing, well-made sparkling wine at a reasonable price. Made primarily in the district of Valdobbiadene near the town of Conegliano in the region of Veneto, Prosecco has quickly become one of the most successful sparkling wine types made today. Prosecco is the former name of the grape that is used to make this sparkling wine (now re-named ‘Glera’) and many of the best examples are 100% Glera. As this is a grape that is prized for its delicate flavours and aromatics, the wine itself is not made in the classic method made famous in the Champagne district of France. Rather, the Charmat method of sparkling wine is used to make Prosecco as the classic Champagne method would mean aging the wine for several years before release, robbing the wine of its freshness.
Made from selected parcels of Glera grapes grown northeast of Treviso. Hand harvested at optimum ripeness to give the required balance between aromatics and good acidity. In The Winery Gentle pneumatic pressing followed by slow, coolfermentation in stainless steel. Second fermentation in pressure tanks,lasting 4 weeks.