Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Wine of the Week - Il Ceppo Prosecco

Cheers to Valentine's Day with our Wine of the Week - Il Ceppo Prosecco! This Prosecco is 100% Glera, the technical name for the the Prosecco grape. Harvest is manual, fermentation takes place in tank in the charmat method and the result is a vivacious, lively wine, perfect as an aperitif.

Friuli Latisana, a coastal DOC in the southern part of the province of Udine, about halfway between Venice and Trieste, has been an important center of Italian wine since ancient times. Its proximity to the sea breezes provides a healthy microclimate and the somewhat difficult soils challenge the vines that grow on them, resulting in more complexity and concentration of flavor in its grapes.

Centered in Pocenia, Il Ceppo was founded in 1928 by the Anselmi family. They now own 170 hectares of vineyards in the Friuli Latisana DOC that are planted to both local and international varietals. Now in its fourth generation, the Tenuta is now run by the original owner’s great-grandsons, Enrico and Fabio. Soils here on the estate are of compact clay and sand and the winemakers use sustainable farming and vinification practices.

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