Bisson Glera Frizzante 2019
Glera (Prosecco)｜Veneto, Italy
Prosecco lovers take note of this ultra-dry, unique sparkler with an interesting backstory.
Prosecco is a widely-loved sparkling wine, the most famous of which comes from the Veneto region in Italy. Confusingly enough, Prosecco is both the name of the grape and part of the name of the subregions that make the wine. Many producers have co-opted the name recognition and produced sparkling wine from the Prosecco grape all over the world. Paris Hilton infamously came out with a line of tacky, fruit-infused gold cans of inferior bubbles using the name Prosecco. Funny but unfortunately true – look it up!
Because of the muddled perception around the wine, the traditional producers of high quality Prosecco in Veneto opted to revert to the ancestral grape name: Glera.
Hence, Bisson's Glera frizzante (a lightly sparkling wine) comes from the heralded Prosecco region in collaboration with Torre Zecchei, located in the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore region, widely known as one of the finest, and most expensive, regions for Prosecco. Because it is bottled under crown cap and not cork, however, it cannot legally be called Prosecco. No matter, because what's in the bottle is what matters.
The wine explodes with peach and perfume alongside lime peel, saline minerals, and did we mention peach? It's a stone fruit extravaganza with a bone-dry, salt-lick mineral finish and fine pinpoint bubbles.
As one notable producer of Prosecco in the region recently commented in the press, "We have to drink less but better." Cheers to that!
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