Prosecco, Le Dolci Colline
- A delicate, fresh fruity Prosecco which is lively and really refreshing.
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- Prosecco is Italy's answer to refreshing, well-made sparkling wine at a reasonable price. Made primarily in the district of Valdobbiadene near the town of Conegliano in the region of Veneto, Prosecco has quickly become one of the most successful sparkling wine types made today. Prosecco is the former name of the grape that is used to make this sparkling wine (now re-named 'Glera') and many of the best examples are 100% Glera. As this is a grape that is prized for its delicate flavours and aromatics, the wine itself is not made in the classic method made famous in the Champagne district of France. Rather, the Charmat method of sparkling wine is used to make Prosecco as the classic Champagne method would mean aging the wine for several years before release, robbing the wine of its freshness.
Made from selected parcels of Glera grapes grown
northeast of Treviso. Hand harvested at optimum
ripeness to give the required balance between
aromatics and good acidity.
In The Winery
Gentle pneumatic pressing followed by slow, cool
fermentation in stainless steel. Second fermentation
in pressure tanks, lasting 4 weeks.
'Le Dolci Colline' (or 'rolling hills') has everything that you would expect from a really good Prosecco superb freshness, a nice frothy mousse, wonderful fresh apples on the nose and a smooth rounded taste profile that has just the right balance between fruit and acidity.
- "Honeysuckle, acacia honey, daffodils and
hawthorn combine on the nose, while the delicate
lemon/lime palate possesses tart acidity and good
length" Sommelier Wine Awards 2014, Judges
"Grassy, intense and herbal, with green apple and
peardrop flavours,' said Hakkasan's Diana Rollan
adding 'This is dry, round and fresh. Intense,
balanced and good value" Sommelier Wine Awards2013, Judges Comments
"Fresh nose, with light, mineral tones, peaches
and white flowers. Ripe fruity flavours on the palate.
Long finish." Decanter Awards edition, October
- Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 - Silver
Sommelier Wine Awards 2014 - Silver
IWSC 2014 - Bronze
Sommelier Wine Awards 2013 - Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 -
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Serve chilled as an aperitif or with peach juice for
the perfect Bellini
Add Elderflower Liqueur for a delightful summer cocktail.
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