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Cavaliere d’Oro

Cavaliere d’Oro
NV Prosecco DOC

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Prosecco

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11.99
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Cavaliere d’Oro
NV Prosecco DOC

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Prosecco

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11% RS: <1%
Yellow straw color. Confected aromas of lemon candies, apricot, circus peanut, and pistachio gelato with a glycerous, bright, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, medium-length poached pear and banana custard finish with no oak flavor. A rich and fruity, off-dry Prosecco best for an after-dinner cheese course.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: lemon candies, apricot, circus peanut, and pistachio gelato
Taste Flavor: poached pear and banana custard
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Aged Parmesan with Dried Fruit and Nuts, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and fruity, off-dry Prosecco best for an after-dinner cheese course.

The Producer or Importer

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The Producer or  Importer
300 Lakeside Drive Suite 2500
Oakland, CA 94612
USA
-707-259-4519

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.