Sorelle Bronca "Particella 68" Prosecco
Particella 68 is a particularly fine and focused Prosecco with delicate aromas of white flower and fresh peach. Thereís a touch of sweetness in the mouth that gives the perlage a thicker, smoother feel. M.L.
The Bronca sisters grow their own fruit in steep hillside vineyards, then make their own base wine and perform the secondary (sparkling) fermentation three or four times a year (to ensure freshness). Low yields and hillside-grown fruit ensures that the wine has good concentration and acidity, this last necessary to balance the traditional Extra-Dry level of sweetness. (Extra-Dry is slightly less dry than Brut, confusingly. Both terms are used to describe the amount of sweetness in sparkling wines. The Prosecco drunk in Italy is always Extra-Dry; the pear notes only emerge when the wine is not bone-dry, which is why Brut isn't as good and is mostly exported.) Try this Prosecco with some olives and a slice of salami while deciding what to make for dinner, but it would also be good with a light lunch. Pretend you're in Venice, looking out over the canals.