Notte Italiana Prosecco 2019
This fun sparkler is bright and floral with notes of lemon, peach, pear and a slightly sweet finish. A festive multi-tasker serve Prosecco as aperitif, with the meal or with fruit for dessert.
Notte Italiana, meaning Italian night, is made by the highly regarded Victor Caves & Chateaux. This family-owned group has been involved in kosher business for generations. They have built an excellent reputation within the French Jewish community over the decades. In 2003, they created Victor Wines, to produce, import, and distribute kosher wines and spirits in the United States. Since the very beginning of this adventure, the mission followed the highest standards of quality and commitment to excellence. In the world of wine, the jargon is more abundant than the good bottles . That is why they prefer a rigorous selection than an accumulation of labels. Because the important thing is not to have choice, but to make the right choice.
One of the world’s most popular and playful sparkling wines, Prosecco is a specialty of northeastern Italy, spanning nine provinces of the Veneto and Fruili-Venezia Giulia regions. A higher-quality version of Prosecco wine that must meet more stringent production requirements is known as Prosecco Superiore and must come from the more rugged terrain between the towns of Valdobiaddene and Conegliano. Prosecco can be produced as a still wine, a semi-sparkling wine (“frizzante”), or a fully sparkling wine (“spumante”)—the latter being the most common. While Prosecco wine is typically produced in a “brut” (dry) style, its fresh and fruity character makes it seem a bit sweeter than it actually is. “Extra brut” styles, incorporating higher levels of residual sugar, are quite popular, however.
Prosecco wine is made from the Glera grape, which was formerly and confusingly called Prosecco, these wines are notable for pleasant flavors of peach, pear, melon, green apple, and honeysuckle. Lower pressure during the carbonation process (also called the tank method) means that the bubbles are lighter and frothier than in Champagne or other traditional method sparkling wine, and less persistent. Prosecco is also a great choice to blend with orange juice for mimosas for a classic brunch beverage.
Representing the topmost expression of a Champagne house, a vintage Champagne is one made from the produce of a single, superior harvest year. Vintage Champagnes account for a mere 5% of total Champagne production and are produced about three times in a decade. Champagne is typically made as a blend of multiple years in order to preserve the house style; these will have non-vintage, or simply, NV on the label. The term, "vintage," as it applies to all wine, simply means a single harvest year.