Scarpetta Prosecco Brut NV

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Tasting Notes

Light honeysuckle aromas lead to green melon and green apple with a hint of fresh hay. The palate offers a fine bead and mouth-filling apple and citrus flavors; bright and approachable. More honeydew melon continues with impressive persistence of flavor. This is a light and refreshing version.

WINE INFORMATION

The Scarpetta brand was established in 2007, when Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey partnered with former French Laundry chef Lachlan Patterson to open their Frasca restaurant in Boulder, Colorado. The focus was on genuine Friulian food and wine. Their first import was 50 cases of old vine Friulano; today they bring in 13 wines from all over Italy, including Cabernet Franc, Barbera, rosés from Tuscany and Sicily, and Lambrusco, among others. The name Scarpetta refers to a small piece of bread used to sop up the last bit of sauce on one’s plate.

Prosecco is almost always sparkling (spumante) or semi--sparkling (frizzante), although still wine (tranquilo) is permitted. The name first appeared in 1593, and the current spelling in 1754; clearly this is a wine with some history. The word referred to both a wine and a grape. In 2009, rules changed, and the term became a geographic designation. The grape name was changed to Glera, and this grape must constitute at least 85% of the blend. The wine achieves its effervescence using the Charmat process, a second fermentation in large stainless-steel tanks for a minimum of 30 days, rather than in the bottle (the Champagne method). The result is a lighter, fresher sparkler.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Brunch Foods, Dessert (fruit), Fish (white), Just for Cocktailing, Perfect Aperitif , Shellfish

Color/Type:
Sparkling
Origin:
Italy , Prosecco
Grape Varietal:
Glera
Price:
$17.00 each
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