From one the oldest grapes grown in Italy, this big, full-bodied style Prosecco is made in the old world style and traditions of Northern Italian Spumante wines.
The vineyard for this classic and old world style Prosecco was founded in the 9th century, and viticulture dates back to ancient times; evidenced by the work of a man who has, over the centuries, sculpted the sunniest slopes of Veneto, where the Prosecco grape originated. The exact origins are somewhat of a mystery, but in fact, was already known as the "pucino" in the time of the Roman Empire. The empress Livia Augusta was particularly fond of wine from this grape and was known to consume large quantities daily.
Prosecco is a vigorous and hardy vine, with nut colored shoots and quite large, loosely-packed winged clusters of golden yellow berries nestled amongst bright green leaves. Two distinct styles of Prosecco are produces in Italy; Spumante, which comes in two forms; Brut and Extra Dry; Brut is modern or new world style characterized by rich aromas of citrus fruit. Extra Dry is the classic style which combines the aromatic quality with the exalted sapididty of the wines fine bubbles.