Le Vigne di Alice Vittorio Veneto Tajad Frizzante NV $18.99
This gently sparkling wine is a modern interpretation of the wines made in an era before the glera grape came to dominate Prosecco. It’s a blend of indigenous varieties, including 40 percent boschera, 40 percent verdiso and 20 percent glera. However, it’s not strictly old school. Cinzia Canzian, the winemaker, achieves the bubbles through the bulk-production Charmat method, also used for industrial Prosecco. But by comparison with mass-market bottles, this wine seems handmade, easygoing and perfectly refreshing. (PortoVino, Buffalo)
We are very proud to inform you that Doro nature Prosecco Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG received the Silver medal at the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships, the most respected, comprehensive and rigorous international sparkling wine competition in the world.
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Le Vigne di Alice - Conegliano
Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore
Metodo Classico DOCG “.G” 2013
Founded in 2005, the winery is boldly managed
by an all female team. With its 24 months
sur-lie the Glera grape dominates the stage in
search of a spot. Untiring, it divides and challenges
itself among delicious and captivating
notes like dried fruit and nectarine. A thick
fruit is transported by a fresh and mineral bubble.
M Fondo - marzemino col fondo
After the primary fermentation, the wine is racked and decanted from the gross lees. It remains sur lie for four months: the final assemblage is made adding native yeasts and must before the tirage (bottling). The wine undergoes its second fermentation. Then given a further three months´ ageing before release.
Fried chicken and sparkling wine go together like any great duo you can think of. They complement each other while also letting their individuality shine through. Here are three bottles of bubbles to reach for — Champagne, prosecco and cava — when you prepare this recipe. That’s a trio of great European wine traditions.
Pairings by sommelier Rachael Lowe of Spiaggia, as told to Michael Austin
Le Vigne di Alice Doro Nature Prosecco Superiore, Valdobbiadene, Veneto, Italy: From a single vineyard site, this is an approachable and balanced wine made entirely from the glera grape variety. Notes of peach pith, damp straw, tangerine and white flower come together on the palate with a zippy lemon rind character that will contrast the richness of the dish perfectly.