Full Review

Bocelli

Bocelli
NV Prosecco DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Prosecco

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 1.6%
Sustainable Farming
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16
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Bocelli
NV Prosecco DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Prosecco

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 1.6%
Pale golden yellow color. Toasty aromas and flavors of buttered brioche, grapefruit zest and red apple skin, toasted almond slivers, and summer golden nectarine with a satiny, crisp, dry medium body and an interesting, medium-length finish evoking accents of almond cookie with apricot jam, dried orange wheels, clove, and lemon-honey tea with well-integrated, fine tannins and moderate oak flavor. A toasty and yeasty take on Prosecco; a nice alternative to full bodied Champagnes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: buttered brioche, grapefruit zest and red apple skin, toasted almond slivers, and summer golden nectarine
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of almond cookie with apricot jam, dried orange wheels, clove, and lemon-honey tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken and Waffles, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A toasty and yeasty take on Prosecco; a nice alternative to full bodied Champagnes.

The Importer

August Wine Group

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Prosecco

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Prosecco is one of Italy's most beloved sparkling wines. Made primarily from the Glera grape (formerly known as Prosecco), it is generally made in two styles, frizzante (lightly sparkling) or as a traditional sparkling wine.

Most versions of Prosecco are made according to the Charmat (or Martinotti) method; unlike the classic method of Champagne, where the secondary fermentation takes place in a bottle, fermentation for Prosecco occurs in a steel tank. This is done as Prosecco is a lighter-styled sparkling wine and winemakers want to preserve as much freshness as possible. (Recently, a few producers have produced Prosecco via the classic method, but this is the exception.)

The most famous examples of Prosecco are from the Conegliano-Valdobbiadene area of the Veneto region, but the wine is also produced in other parts of Veneto and even in the neighboring region of Friuli. As the name has not been protected, Prosecco is also used as the name for inexpensive sparking wines made in such countries as Brazil, Argentina, Romania and Australia.

As Prosecco is generally priced in the low to mid-teens and has a reputation as a fun, easy-drinking sparkler, it has enjoyed tremendous sales success in the US and many countries. Consume these upon release; while a few examples can age, there is no reason not to enjoy Prosecco as fresh as possible. Drink on its own or with lighter meals (seafood, white meats, risotto) or with fresh fruit.