Gambellara is a pleasing white wine made from the Garganega grape, supplemented as required with other non aromatic white grapes to a maximum of 20%. There is a slight bitterness in the finish. The heart of the Gambellara area is permitted to add the term Classico to the label. Drinking temperature for this Gambellara wine is 50- 53.6°F (10-12°C).
GAMBELLARA RECIOTO DOC WINE
The same grapes are used for the Recioto as for ordinary Gambellara, except that for this wine the grapes are first partially sun dried. This concentrates the sugars, flavour, and aromatic substances and produces a wine that is golden yellow with a strong nose of overripe grapes or raisins. The taste varies from sweet to very sweet and some of these wines may have a slight natural sparkle to them. Drink this Gambellara wine at 42.5- 50°F/6-10°C (the sweeter, the colder). There are also Gambellara Recioto Spumante and Gambellara Recioto Classico versions.
GAMBELLARA VIN SANTO DOC WINE
This is a superlative form of the Recioto. It is dark golden in colour and has an impressive bouquet of sweet raisins and these can also be discovered in the velvet smooth taste. This wine contains at least 14 % alcohol. Drink at 42.5- 46.4°F (6-8°C) or 46.4-50°F (8-10°C) for connoisseurs.
PROSECCO DI CONEGLIANO-VALDOBBIADENEI
PROSECCO DI CONEGLIANOI
PROSECCO DI VALDOBBIADENE DOC
These three wines originate from the north of a triangle formed by the towns of Padua, Vincenza, and Treviso. All three wines are made from Prosecco grapes, supplemented where required with not more than 15% Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, or Chardonnay. There are two main types of Prosecco, Prosecco Frizzante is slightly sparkling, pale gold, very fruity, juicy, and particularly pleasing.
The Prosecco Spumante is much more lively, fresh, fruity, and filled with flavour. Both wines are available as secco (dry, light, elegant, with a hint of bitter almond), amabile (slightly sweet and very fruity), and dolce (fully sweet and fruity). You may also encounter a Prosecco Superiore di Cartizze.
|This wine originates from a strictly defined area of Cartizze (near San Pietro di Barbozza in Valdobbiadene). The taste is virtually identical to the other Prosecco wines. Drink at 42.5- 46.4°F (6-8°C) for sweet wines and 46.4-50°F (8-10°C) for dry Prosecco.|