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Carletto

Carletto
NV Extra Brut, Prosecco DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Prosecco

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11%
Organically Grown Grapes
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14.99
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Carletto
NV Extra Brut, Prosecco DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Prosecco

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of melon in cream, spiced peach, and minerals with an tangy, fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-long finish with notes of lemon-banana custard and lime sorbet with no oak flavor. An elegant, mouthwatering Prosecco with great flavors and acidity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: melon in cream, spiced peach, and minerals
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of lemon-banana custard and lime sorbet
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Paella, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An elegant, mouthwatering Prosecco with great flavors and acidity.

The Producer

Carletto Wines

The Producer
Piazza Martiri della Liberta 8
Calamandrana,
Italy

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.