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Prosecco Extra Dry DOC

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Tasting Notes

Prosecco is easily Italy’s most popular sparkling wine and Tenuta Sant’Anna Prosecco Extra Dry is one of the best out there.  Light, refreshingly effervescent and well-priced, Prosecco is a popular before-dinner drink (aperitivo), not only in the Veneto region in northeastern Italy – which is Prosecco’s traditional home – but throughout the length and width of the country. While delicious on its own, Prosecco can also be served throughout the meal especially with seafood and shellfish, light salads, tempura and sushi.  Lastly, it can be combined with white peach nectar to make a Bellini, Venice’s most famous cocktail, or mixed with lemon sorbet to create a frothy, sweet after-dinner drink called a ‘Sgroppino‘. Delicious!

Tenuta Sant’Anna Prosecco Extra Dry is made with 100% estate-owned Glera grapes, formerly known also as Prosecco. In 2009, Italian authorities implemented some significant changes designed to boost quality as well as protect the territorial integrity of the Prosecco name. This was made necessary because Prosecco’s popularity around the world had triggered a frenzy “counterfeit” Prosecco offerings from other regions as far away as Australia. It was decided that only wines produced from Glera (the grape’s historic name in the local area) grown in the Prosecco DOC and DOCG zones can be called ‘Prosecco’.

Prosecco styles vary based on the amount of residual sugar and can range from brut (dry) to extra dry (which counter-intuitively means a little bit sweet). While this is by no means a sweet wine, that light touch of sweetness makes Tenuta Sant’Anna Prosecco especially pleasant to the taste, initially cool and soft on the palate with fine bubbles, then giving way to fruity traces of peach and pear flowers.

 

In late 2015 Tenuta Sant’Anna has introduced a new visual identity for its brand and its iconic prosecco is getting a make-over with updated label and bottle.

Winery

Tenuta Sant’Anna

Region

Veneto

Varietal

100% Glera (prosecco)

Location of Vineyards

estate-owned vineyards within the DOC Prosecco area

Altitude

30–45 meters above sea level

Type of Planting

Traditional

Soil

Medium blend with clay-like tendency

Vinification

Harvested grapes are de-stemmed and crushed gently. The must obtained is transferred to steel vats where fermentation takes place at controlled temperatures. Then the process of transforming to sparkling wine begins: a selection of yeasts is put in the tanks which, over a period of 4 months will transform the wine into a refined sparkling wine.

Alcohol Content

11.5%

Oenologist

Riccardo Cottarella (consultant)