Origin: Treviso D.O.C. Italy
Taste guide: Medium dry/Dry, floral and fruit bouquet, fruity palate with clean acidity, good mousse, unoaked
75cl - 11% - mushroom cork closure
Millesimato Prosecco - single vintage
The recently released 2017 vintage Le Clivie Prosecco in the traditional style bottle has reverted to being produced from Glera (Prosecco) grapes grown solely in the specific Denominazione di Origine Controlla area of Treviso. It is this specificity that gives marks out this Prosecco from the 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. In Treviso the calcareous soil type gives the final wine its minerality, so lacking in cheaper Proseccos.
To produce Prosecco the still wine goes through the Charmat process of secondary fermentation which gives the wine its sparkle. The still wine was made in 2017 with the secondary fermentation carried out in early 2018, so this is one of the freshest Proseccos available
This youthful and fresh Prosecco is 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.
Note that this is an "Extra Dry" Prosecco, which is not as dry as "Brut".
Fresh Prosecco at its very best and offered a a great price of just £7.95.
Note that this is a single vintage Prosecco and produced from grapes grown in the specific Treviso area. You would only get an inferior non-vintage blended Prosecco for this price at a Supermarket.