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Wine

Wine of the Week – Stella Prosecco for the Spring Equinox

PREFACE:

  1. THE HEART OF THE DEAL ~ THE WINERY: info is coming from the company’s own statements
    1. I can’t make up their history
    2. Nor am I to try
  2. THE SCIENCE OF THE DEAL ~ WINEMAKING
  3. THE SOUL OF THE DEAL ~ SAMPLE
    1. Imported by LLS (Leonardo LoCascio Selections), a member of The Winebow Group)
    2. Creative Palate

Stella Prosecco

THE HEART OF THE DEAL:

Following a recent makeover, and just in time for spring, Leonardo LoCascio Selections (LLS) is pleased to introduce Stella Prosecco, a new addition to its Stella collection of Italian wines. Stella Wines offer an inviting taste of Italy, where Prosecco is affectionately known as “The Welcome Wine.” Italians love their bollicine (bubbles); a glass of lightly sparkling Prosecco is a favorite way to welcome visiting family and friends. Spring debuts on March 21 (the vernal equinox), transitioning to summer on June 21 (summer solstice). From Easter, to Mother’s Day, to the Memorial Day holiday weekend, bridal season and beyond, there’s no shortage of excuses to pop a cork and celebrate with a glass of Prosecco in the months to come! Stella Prosecco is a lightly sparkling wine, made in the Veneto region from 100 percent Glera grapes, Stella Prosecco is fresh, fun and easy to enjoy.

THE SCIENCE OF THE DEAL:

The Glera grapes are harvested in the Veneto region of Northeast Italy, surrounded by the Dolomites and the Adriatic Coast. Mountain and sea influences converge to produce a wine that is smooth and refined on the palate, with effervescent notes of green apple and pear. Stella Prosecco is made from fruit grown in a vineyard planted in 1986. No “Johnny-come-lately” here, but a vineyard with longer roots, managed by a vineyard team with the experience to produce the best results. At the winery, the team does not rush the process: the fruit remains on the lees a total of 30 days (10 days for the first fermentation, 20 days for the second) for enhanced flavor and body. The final sparkling wine comes in at a relatively moderate 11 percent alcohol – ideal for parties and summer entertaining.

THE SOUL OF THE DEAL:

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