Terre Gaie NV Brut, Prosecco DOC
Item Number: 3153
Sub Region: Veneto
Appellation/AVA: Prosecco DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Prosecco
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 11.5
Residual Sugar(g/L): 12
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Volcanic
Elevation: 300 meters
Terre Gaie is a high quality and lively Prosecco made from estate grown fruit from the best hillside area of the Veneto Prosecco zone. It is zesty and has a proper brut-style dryness while being fruity. This is not to be confused with négociant-style, inexpensive bulk-made wines that are so common in this category.
Vineyard Information: Colli Euganei – Central Veneto (region of Padua) is the area of origin. The training system is guyot, double. The vineyard yields 8 tons per hectare.
Tasting Notes: Straw-yellow color with greenish tints. Fresh and delicate bouquet with fruity aromas and hints of apple. Palate is very fine and persistent while quite elegant and lively.
About Prosecco: Prosecco (also known as Glera) is a late-ripening grape that produces flirty, fruity sparkling wines from the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Traditionally, Prosecco was fizzy because the cold weather of the region would stop fermentation midway, and then it would resume in the bottle unintentionally, creating carbonation under bottle pressure. In 1868, Antonio Carpene reined in the process and was the first in Italy to develop the tank method, a process named Charmat after its French inventory. Since then, Prosecco has undergone secondary fermentation in steel vats, leaving its flavor clean and crisp, with its natural sweet peachy qualities shining through. It's grown on bucolic, steep and well-drained slopes very close to the Alps. Cool Alpine breezes interact with warm air from the Adriatic to preserve acidity and aromas in the grapes.