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Risata Prosecco has aromas of peach and pear that lead into juicy flavors of Pink Lady apple, citrus and white peach. The bubbles are fine and persistent.
Pairs well with sushi, salty snacks, hors d'oeuvres, a wide variety of foods or fried chicken.
Prosecco D.O.C. Veneto, Italy
Vineyard & Winemaking Notes
The vineyards are located in the beautiful rolling hills of the Treviso Province which is located in the Veneto Region of North Eastern Italy. Grapes are harvested by hand at the beginning of September. After harvest, a soft pressing occurs where the must (juice) is placed in stainless steel tanks for a brief cold maceration at 42° F to help stabilize the juice. Primary fermentation takes place over 15-20 days at a temperature of 64° F. Before the primary fermentation process concludes, the wine is run into a pressurized tank where a second fermentation takes place allowing it to become sparkling. Final aging occurs in the bottle over 6 weeks.
Makes nearly as much wine as France, but lags behind in their classification system. As a result, Italian wine isn’t taken as seriously as French wine. Most Italian wine is made from native grape varieties that don’t grow well elsewhere, such as Nebbiolo and Sangiovese. The most important regions are Piedmont, where Barolo and Barbaresco dominate, Tuscany, home to Chianti, Montepulciano, and the Super-Tuscans (a collection of relatively new reds), and the Northeastern region, where you’ll find Soave, Valpolicella, and Bardolino. Italy’s soils and climates are varied and ideally suited for viticulture, from the Alpine foothills in the north to the Mediterranean coast in the South. Its hilly landscape provides sun and cooler temperatures, even in the warmest regions. Italy has two categories of fine wines. DOCG, which means regulated and guaranteed place name, refers to a small group of elite wines. DOB wines are those with regulated (but not guaranteed) place names. A lower tier of table wines are grouped into IGT wines, which indicate the location on the label, and ordinary table wines, which carry no geographical indication except, “Italy.”