Welcome to our latest installment of #WinephabetStreet brought to you by Dracaena Wines and Kitchen 330. In this series, Debbie Gioquindo and I work our way through the wine world one letter each month. We discuss the characteristics and history of the grape, as well as suggested wine pairings. So uncork, unscrew or saber that bottle and connect with us as we chat, laugh and drink wine all in a laid back atmosphere.
G is for Glera
Glera was originally known as Prosecco. But as the region became a DOCG in 2009, the name was changed to the use of the variety term to avoid confusion. Although the true origin of Glera is not proven, it is generally accepted that it originates from Prosecoo, which is located near the Italian-Slovenian border.
There are three main biotypes of Prosecco/Glera. Prosecco Lungo, Prosecco Tondo and Prosecco Nostrano. When drinking a Prosecco, you are guaranteed that it is at least 85% Glera. Although there are few still wines made from Glera, they are typically not exported. The mass majority of Prosecco is either a frizzante or fully sparkling and known as a spumante. DO NOT SABER FIZZANTE!! Since it is a naturally high acidic grape and possesses a rather neutral palate, it is ideal for a sparkling wine.
Terre di San Venanzio Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Fortunato
? pale straw
?? medium aromas of apple, pear, white peach and white flowers
? off dry, high acidity, low alcohol, light body, medium flavors green apple, peach, long finish
? sample, 11.5% ABV, 20g/L RS, 100% Glera
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“Inspired by the figure of San Venanzio Fortunato, our cellar was created to evoke and recall the values and ties to our lands” ? In 2007, Gabriele Gregolo and Monica Ganz chose the name of their winery in honor of the poet and saint San Venanzio Fortunato, who recorded extensive journals on vineyard maintenance. He believed in managing the vines with respect to the land, just as the winery does today. ? Terre di San Venanzio Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Fortunato . ? pale straw ?? medium aromas of apple, pear, white peach and white flowers ? off dry, high acidity, low alcohol, light body, medium flavors green apple, peach, long finish ? sample, 11.5% ABV, 20g/L RS, 100% Glera ? #exploringthewineglass ? #prosecco #proseccotime #proseccolover #proseccopop #ProseccoSuperiore #proseccolife#proseccodoc #winenight #fridayfeeling #drinkwine #drinkwineeveryday #drinkwinesavewater
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