This wine is featured at Starbucks® locations where their Evenings menu is offered.
Very pale straw yellow and fine, persistent perlage. The aroma
is fruity and flowery with hints of ripe golden apple and small
mountain flowers. The dry, fresh and flavoursome sensation on
the palate is followed by a fruity and harmonious aftertaste.
Villa Sandi Winery
Villa Sandi, an exquisite Palladian-style villa dating back to 1622, is located at the foot of the Marca Trevigiana hills, a renowned winemaking area in the heart of the Province of Treviso. The Villa represents the combination of art and agriculture, which characterized the Venetian landscape in centuries past. The Moretti Polegato family, owners of the Villa, has a longstanding viticultural tradition for producing premium quality wines. Villa Sandi refrigerates the Prosecco must upon crushing, keeping it fresh and fermenting on demand. This unique method guarantees Villa Sand Prosecco is always fresh and lively and has ensured Villa Sandi’s standing as Italy’s leading Prosecco.
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Located in Northeast Italy, near the Austrian border, and one of the three regions making up the Tre-Venezie, Veneto is most famous for its city of love, Venice. In the wine world, Veneto is the top volume producer in the north of Italy. Production includes lovely spritzy Proseccos (also the grape name), as well as the easy-drinking white wine of Soave (made from the white grape, Garganega) and the red wine of Amarone.
The wine of Soave is most common white wine made here. Occasionally you can find an exceptional Soave, but for the most part the wine is easy-drinking and refreshingly pleasant. For the reds, the most popular are Amarone and Valpolicella – both made primarily from the good structured Corvina grape. While Amarone is always made in the recioto method (drying out the grapes to intensify the flavor), Valpolicella has a few different levels. Amarone is made from very ripe grapes, which are then dried and then pressed, producing an opulent, concentrated, full-bodied wine that has a distinctive and powerful taste that stays with you. Not for the lighter fare meal, this wine is almost port-like and delicious with cheese and/or dessert. Valpolicella can also be made in the recioto method, but it's more often
found in a dry style – the wine goes up in rank, from Valpolicella to Valpolicella Classico to Valpolicella Classico Superiore. And finally, the bubbly of Veneto – Prosecco. Made from the same-named grape, Prosecco is less fizzy than Champagne and occasionally has a slight sweetness. It's absolutely delicious as a value aperitif.
This country has about as many wines as its had governments. With 20 different regions, hundreds of DOCs and even more indigenous varieties, the amount of wine made in Italy is mind-boggling. Most of the juice, however, remains in the country for thirsty Italians. Wine is food in Italy and its rare that a meal is consumed without a glass
of vino. That said, it's not common to find many folks drinking wine without food either. In turn, it's a match, and a mighty good one at that. In fact, it's safe to say that Italian wine is a foodie wine – one that goes on the table for a myraid of meals.
I first had this Prosecco while dining on the Grand Canal in Venice. As you sit, waiting to place your order the waiter serves each guest a flute of Villa Sandi Fresco Prosecco. We all loved it and the waiter graciously gave us the label and wrote the name down so when I returned to the states I could google and purchase this wonderful Prosecco.
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.