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Cinzano

Cinzano
NV Cuveé Storica, Prosecco DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Prosecco

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10
Best Buy

Cinzano
NV Cuveé Storica, Prosecco DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Prosecco

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11%
Light yellow straw color. Aromas of fresh pear, pear blossom, baked pear, banana bread, and with a supple, lively, bubbly, off-dry light-to-medium body and a silky, delightful, breezy vanilla bean, pastry cream, green apple skin, lemon peel, marzipan, honeydew melon, and fresh tarragon finish with no oak flavor. An off-dry yet balanced Prosecco with subtle fresh fruit and almond pastry cream notes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: fresh pear, pear blossom,, baked pear, banana bread, and
Taste Flavor: vanilla bean, pastry cream, green apple skin, lemon peel, marzipan, honeydew melon, and fresh tarragon
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An off-dry yet balanced Prosecco with subtle fresh fruit and almond pastry cream notes.

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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.