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Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry `Borgo del Col Alto` NV


Region
With a varied geography, many different micro-climates and a vast array of grape varieties and viticultural traditions, it is not surprising that Italy can offer a full range of sparkling wine in all styles and quality. The Spumante wines of Piedmont, centred around the town of Asti, are the best known; These are usually medium dry and sweet sparkling wines made by the tank method from Moscato grapes. The drier Prosecco Spumante is produced in the Veneto region from Glera grapes using the same tank or transfer method. Rose sparkling is made from Raboso grapes. The cooler Alpine regions are the source of Italy`s finer method traditional sparkling wines, often including blends of Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir. Tank fermented sparkling wines are produced in many other of Italy`s warmer regions.

Producer
The company was born as a retailer in 1928 in the Veneto region for sales of wines in casks and demi-johns to restaurants and small retailers. In the fifties the family expanded their horizons to selling wines across Central Europe and beyond. Throughout all this expansion, the Botter family retained control and the company is now run by the third generation and from their roots in Veneto they now have a portfolio of wines produced in some of Italy’s finest regions.

Tasting Notes
Prosecco is the fashionable dry sparkling wine produced from Glera (formally known as prosecco) grapes grown in the hills of Treviso, Veneto region. It is a pale and delicate wine with a fine mousse and persistent fine bubbles. The clean fruity aromatic bouquet contains hints of flowers, honey and apple leading to a well balanced, light and fresh palate.

Food
Perfect as an aperitif or serve with hors d`ouvres and delicate first courses. Also wonderful with shellfish and creamy pasta dishes.


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