Full Review

Gancia

Gancia
NV Brut, Prosecco DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Prosecco

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12
Best Buy

Gancia
NV Brut, Prosecco DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Prosecco

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11.5%
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of fresh cut white flowers, lemon, dried tarragon, and anise with a medium body and a medium finish conveying notes of nectarine skins, green pear, pink grapefruit, and almond paste. A very simple and pleasant sparkler that will serve well for any large gathering.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: fresh cut white flowers, lemon, dried tarragon, and anise
Taste Flavor: nectarine skins, green pear, pink grapefruit, and almond paste
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very simple and pleasant sparkler that will serve well for any large gathering.

The Importer

Roust USA

The Importer
747 3rd Avenue, #30A
New York, NY 10017
USA
1 212-679-1894

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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.