Global sales of Prosecco have rocketed, as have prices, while harvests have been small. So we went to see our old friend Alessandro and tasted his latest gem. Prosecco’s Glera grape with a drop of Chardonnay. Result: a delicious, gentle frizzante.
When you ask Alessandro Gallici if he comes from a family of winemakers, he laughs gently at the notion. Not at all, but his family had a bit of land in Friuli, with a few rows of vines, that had been theirs for generations. From the grapes of these, they made a simple wine for their own dinner table. All this fascinated Alessandro, and wine became his chosen career. And we're glad it did. We've known Alessandro since 2002 and love every new wine he sends our way. For this fizz Alessandro carefully selected Glera grapes with a drop of Chardonnay. In Champagne, this would add to the price – in the Veneto this addition means it can't be labelled Prosecco, but frizzante. Whatever, it delivers citrus, tropical fruit with gentle bubbles.
"This elegant fizz is a cut above the rest. Perfect for a summer evening"
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