Grapevine Archive for Prosecco
Our recent tastings with Italian growers were huge fun for the members who attended (as many told us) and for the growers who enjoyed meeting so many who drink their wines.
Every one of the wines that were shown ? from the inexpensive and excellent Society?s Verdicchio to the highly classy Allegrini La Poja ? received orders after the tasting.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the most ordered wine was the new shipment of Prosecco.
Now with Champagne cork and at higher pressure, it retains its effervescence extremely well. More importantly, it still comes from the Adami family?s estate in the heart of the Valdobbiadene hills unlike many inferior
wines that use fruit grown on the plains. This means it has more bouquet and delicacy.
We ship it as Prosecco Treviso because Italian law means we and you can pay less, and ?Valdobbiadene? (stress the second ?a?) is a bit of a mouthful. It is equally delicious in the pouring rain, as we proved today.
Sebastian Payne MW
By popular demand, we are reintroducing this Prosecco with a cork. Members were quite right to point out that the screwcap version, which we had hoped would be easier to handle, does not keep the delightful freshness of the wine for so long. This is a pity as the quality of the Adami family’s wine, which comes from the heart of the best Prosecco vineyards (unlike so much on the market) is outstanding.
In the short term, we will be cutting the price of our remaining stock under screwcap from £8.95 to £6.50 to clear, and at this price, for quick consumption, we think it’s a snip.
Meanwhile, fresh stock with driven cork in the attractive skittle bottle is on the way. Samples were delicious, and we strongly recommend you give it a try when it arrives in the middle of May. Salute!
Thanks to all members who fed back on the screwcap version. Please keep telling us what you think – good and bad!
Sebastian Payne MW
Chief Wine Buyer