Origin: D.O.C Veneto, Italy
Taste guide: Medium dry/Dry, floral and fruit bouquet, fruity palate with clean acidity, good mousse, unoaked
75cl - 11% - mushroom cork closure
New shape bottle - Millesimato Prosecco - single vintage
2016 Vintage - as fresh as you can get
We have managed to source some more Le Clivie Prosecco in the "Ruinart" style clear glass bottle. As with all good Prosecco, this wine comes from the specific Denominazione di Origine Controlla region in the Veneto region to the west of Venice. Due to its popularity there is a plethora of cheap Prosecco on the market, much of it from inferior I.G.T. classified regions. It is far better to pay that little bit extra and get a far superior wine.
Produced solely from the Glera (Prosecco) grape grown in the Veneto area where the clay subsoil has a presence of calcareous concretions. It is the typicity of these vineyards which gives the final wine its minerality, so lacking in cheaper Proseccos. The fruit underwent temperature controlled vinification before maturation in pressure tanks. The resultant wine was then bottled under pressure to retain all the bubbles.
A good proportion of Prosecco on the market is non-vintage, a blend of different years, but "Le Clivie" Prosecco is labelled as "Millesimato", the product of a single year - in this instance 2016.
This is therefore a youthful and fresh Prosecco but at the same time, elegant and complex. Bright and clean, with a good mousse, intense and persistent. The nose has the aromas of white flowers, also hints of rennet apples and pineapple, and a fragrant hint of bread crust and yeast. These flavours are carried through to the palate, which also has good acidity and that added minerality.
Unlike Champagne Prosecco is far better when young and lively, so treat yourself to the freshest Prosecco you can get.
This is Prosecco at its very best yet offered at a price which would only get you a fairly average one at the supermarket - just £7.95.
"Extra Dry" Prosecco is not as dry as "Brut" so is more widely appreciated.
We have had so many repeat orders on this Prosecco, and new customers finding us online after trying "Le Clivie" in top restaurants.
It really is that good!