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The Society's Prosecco

Sparkling Wine from Italy - NE Italy (Trentino, Veneto)
Light in style and all about the purity, this is a lovely aperitif to serve with nibbles to get everyone in the party mood. Prosecco, grown in the province of Treviso, has long been the aperitif of choice in Venice, and increasingly all over Italy, and now in the UK too. Unfortunately, many come from anonymous grapes grown on the plains and sweetened to hide their lack of character. The finest and best come from the hilly vineyards of Valdobbiadene, mostly from small family holdings. Our wine is just that. We buy it as simple 'Prosecco di Treviso', because 'Valdobbiadene DOCG' commands a premium price, but what counts is in the bottle.
Price: £10.95 Bottle
Price: £65.50 Case of 6
In Stock
Code: SG2201

Wine characteristics

  • Sparkling Wine
  • Dry
  • 11% Alcohol
  • No oak influence
  • 75cl
  • Champagne cork

North East Italy

Three regions constitute this wide and varied area. In the very north-east, abutting Slovenia and Croatia lies Friuli-Venezia Giulia. South and east of Venice spreads the broad swathe of the Veneto, one of Italy’s main wine producing areas in terms of volume. Finally, falling from the foothills of the Dolomites is Trentino-Alto Adige.

Since the 1970s Friuli-Venezia Giulia has earned a fine reputation for high-quality white wines and a burgeoning one for reds. Most of the estates here are family owned with some co-operatives dotted around. Much of the inland area is hilly or mountainous with flatter vineyards sited around the Isonzo River as it comes down to the sea. The two principal white wine making areas are the Friuli Colli Orientali in the north-west and Collio Goriziano in the centre and east around the curve of the Slovenian border.

The Orientali vineyards are in the lee of the Julian Alps and are cooler than the vineyards of Collio Goriziano though they are protected from...
Three regions constitute this wide and varied area. In the very north-east, abutting Slovenia and Croatia lies Friuli-Venezia Giulia. South and east of Venice spreads the broad swathe of the Veneto, one of Italy’s main wine producing areas in terms of volume. Finally, falling from the foothills of the Dolomites is Trentino-Alto Adige.

Since the 1970s Friuli-Venezia Giulia has earned a fine reputation for high-quality white wines and a burgeoning one for reds. Most of the estates here are family owned with some co-operatives dotted around. Much of the inland area is hilly or mountainous with flatter vineyards sited around the Isonzo River as it comes down to the sea. The two principal white wine making areas are the Friuli Colli Orientali in the north-west and Collio Goriziano in the centre and east around the curve of the Slovenian border.

The Orientali vineyards are in the lee of the Julian Alps and are cooler than the vineyards of Collio Goriziano though they are protected from northerly winds and have a more continental climate. They sit at altitudes of between 330 and 1200 metres on soils that were once beneath the ocean, so marl and sandstone predominate. The Collio Goriziano vineyards enjoy slightly greater influence from the Adriatic to the south, though the cool air draining from the higher ground in the north plays its part, and the vineyards sit upon the many steep slopes in this hilly country.

Pinot grigio was an early success here and is still widely made, but chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and pinot bianco have joined local varieties like tocai fiuliano, picolit and verduzzo in producing some of Italy’s freshest and most interesting white wines. Local varieties like schioppetino and refosco have struggled to find an audience outside of the region in the past though this is changing, and some Bordeaux blends from the Grave region of free draining alluvial soils are making people sit up and take notice.

Trentino-Alto Adige was once part of the Austro-Hungarian empire and in the northern parts of the province (Alto Adige) German is still widely spoken. Indeed, the architecture, food and customs owe much to their Teutonic roots and there are elements that remain in the vineyards that echo a Germanic past. Riesling is planted here and the village of Tramin gave its name to the gewürztraminer grape which is now so widely planted in another region with Germanic influences, Alsace. To reinforce that comparison, sylvaner, muscat, müller-thurgau and pinot gris (grigio) are also to be found here.

Alto Adige is also known as the Süd-Tyrol (South Tyrol) and lies on the border with Austria and is Italy’s most northerly wine region. Here the vines grow in the foothills of the Alps, on the lower slopes along the Adige Valley. Altitudes vary between 200 and 1000 metres. White wines made the reputation of the region for their lively, fresh purity but reds are grown here too. Schiava and the burlier lagrein are the indigenous varieties much used here, though bracing cabernet sauvignon and merlot wines are made from plantings that can struggle to ripen and escape some greenness. Some very fine pinot noir wines are having an impact for their high-class and poise.

The Veneto is something of a vinous bread basket. The soils are fertile, which is not usually propitious for fine wine production, and officially permitted yields are unacceptably high. The region produces enormous quantities of everyday wines for exporting and blending but also embraces the Valpolicella region where the jewel in the crown is Valpolicella Amarone, the sweetly rich, full-bodied expression of semi-dried corvina and rondinella grapes that is sought after the world over. Though bulk production, particularly through large and highly-efficient co-operatives, is still prevalent the improvements in winemaking and viticulture are clear, and there are many producers in formerly workaday DOCs like Valpolicella and Soave who are turning their corvina, rondinella, garganega and trebbiano di lugana (turbiano) grapes into vinous gems. Prosecco is also produced here from the glera grape in the hills around Conigliano almost due north of Venice, and is something of a worldwide phenomenon in terms of sales volume. As ever, there is a lot of basic fizz but the producers who take a little more care in vineyards and wineries are making delicious bubblies at all price levels.
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Az. Vin La Riva Dei Frati

The prosecco grape has reigned supreme for centuries in its heartland of the northeastern corner of Italy where it lends itself well to sparkling wine production. When made with care and attention, it can be a revelation such as here at La Riva dei Frati. This estate owes its name to where its vineyards are situated – a forgotten abbey on a steep slope formerly belonging to the 15th century Dominican Friars of San Nicolas from Treviso. It is now owned by the Adami family who combine tradition with technology, aspiring to the production of the best Prosecco wines possible. using only grapes from their own vineyards. Crisp and fresh flavours combined with a frizzante finish create one of the most refreshing sparkling aperitifs around.

Suffolk & Norfolk Life

Brits' appetite forProsecco is insatiable at the moment. However, unfortunately this does meanthat there are quite a few on the shelves of the supermarkets that are bestavoided. This example from The...
Brits' appetite forProsecco is insatiable at the moment. However, unfortunately this does meanthat there are quite a few on the shelves of the supermarkets that are bestavoided. This example from The Wine Society is certainly a cut above the rest,blending juicy orchard fruit flavours with freshness and soft bubbles.
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- Alex Layton

bbcgoodfood.com

Prosecco is actuallya much better drink than champagne to serve at events such as weddings as it ischeaper, lower in alcohol and much less acidic – therefore much easier todrink! This dry refreshing ...
Prosecco is actuallya much better drink than champagne to serve at events such as weddings as it ischeaper, lower in alcohol and much less acidic – therefore much easier todrink! This dry refreshing sparkler would be my pick for entertaining.
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- Henry Jeffreys

The Field

The Wine Society'sown label is the best [prosecco] I've had recently.

- Jonathan Ray

independent.co.uk

Perfectly suited tolaid back entertaining, The Society’s prosecco is made in a frizzante style,meaning the bubbles are less aggressive and oh-so-easy drinking. Lightlyaromatic, you can expect apple...
Perfectly suited tolaid back entertaining, The Society’s prosecco is made in a frizzante style,meaning the bubbles are less aggressive and oh-so-easy drinking. Lightlyaromatic, you can expect apple and pear notes moving into a long pronouncedfinish.
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- Stacey Smith

Good Housekeeping

This fizz has a lightand subtle aroma, with hints of apple and pear, a sharpness of flavour and alingering aftertaste.

midweekwines.co.uk

Treviso is indeed ahot spot for prosecco and this delightful example would be completely at homewith wines in a higher category but the family run unit that make it arecontent and comfortable with what...
Treviso is indeed ahot spot for prosecco and this delightful example would be completely at homewith wines in a higher category but the family run unit that make it arecontent and comfortable with what they make and the designation that attachesto it.   I just love the apple crumble flavours of [this wine] and its creaminess, zippysherbet lemon acidity touch of ripe pear but overall delicacy and restrainedmousse.
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- Brian Elliott

The Independent

Perfectly suited tolaid back entertaining, The Society’s prosecco is made in a frizzante style,meaning the bubbles are less aggressive and oh-so-easy drinking. Lightlyaromatic, you can expect apple...
Perfectly suited tolaid back entertaining, The Society’s prosecco is made in a frizzante style,meaning the bubbles are less aggressive and oh-so-easy drinking. Lightlyaromatic, you can expect apple and pear notes moving into a long pronouncedfinish.
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- Stacey Smith

Hampstead & Highgate Express

[This], from theskilled Adami family, is a cut above many – it comes, too, in a Bellini casewith fruit nectars [product code XC205]

- Liz Sagues

midweekwines.co.uk

What a joy can befound in the apple crumble influences in The Society’s Prosecco from Trevisowith its creaminess, sherbet lemon acidity and supplementary ripe pearflavours.

- Brian Elliott

The Bespoke Black Book

... dry, light andrefreshing with citrus and apple aromas …

Christina Blaney

Press & Journal

There is a realdefinition to this. Aroma shouts of lemopns and limes and crunchy GoldenDelicious apples. It's fruity and lively with vibrant peach and apple and atouch of minerality to the decent...
There is a realdefinition to this. Aroma shouts of lemopns and limes and crunchy GoldenDelicious apples. It's fruity and lively with vibrant peach and apple and atouch of minerality to the decent finish.
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- Carol Brown

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