Prosecco San Leo NV - Waitrose

Prosecco San Leo NV


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Region: Veneto , Italy
Colour: White
Style: Medium Dry
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure Type: Cork
Award Winner - 3 Stars in What Food What Wine? Competition 2013. Food Category: Stir Fried King Prawns

Prosecco is a very popular Italian sparkling wine loved in Venice and enjoyed all over the world. Its aromatic bouquet, fresh fruity flavour and gentle mousse make it an ideal apéritif for celebrations. Enjoy with Italian breadsticks and Parma ham or add some fresh peach juice to create a delicious Bellini cocktail.

Customer Reviews
“Delicious, what a bargain. I will be stocking up for Christmas.” J, Burgess Hill

In the press: “A fun sparkling fruity wine from Italy with superb freshness and vim. This Prosecco is all about the flavours and aromas of pears and tangerines - pure summery zip.” Olly Smith, The Mail on Sunday, 13 March 2011

“Great as an aperitif - and ideal with melon and Parma ham.” Giles Kime, The Sunday Telegraph, 25 July 2010

Veneto is Italy’s most varied wine region, with a wealth of red, white and sparkling wines crafted from vineyards that span the plains of the Po Valley and the heights of the Alps’ southern reaches above Verona. It was also the sight of Italy’s first school of vine-growing and oenology set up in 1885.

Within Veneto there are around 20 regions that have a Denominazione di OrigineControllata (DOC) classification. This is Italy’s equivalent to the French Appelation Controlée and denotes quality wine from a specified region.

Although there’s many permitted grape varieties in Veneto, Garganega is the most prevalent white, used for Soave and a blend of Corvina, Molinara and Rondinella make the infamous Italian red wine, Valpolicella.

Aside from Valpolicella and Soave, other wines of note from Veneto include Prosecco, Breganze and Amarone and the areas thought to produce the best wines are Treviso, Verona, Padova, Venice and Vicenza.