Contarini Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. Millesimato Brut
Bottle (75 cl - Standard)
The story of Contarini winery began in the 16th century in Valdobbiadene when Zaccaria Contarini decided to start his own production of quality wines. Here in this prosperous wine region, the Prosecco has become emblematic over two centuries ago. Using Glera as the key grape variety for Prosecco, Contarini vineyards also cultivate international grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Grigio to produce good quality sparkling wines.
Veneto is an increasingly important wine region in the northeastern corner of Italy. Authentic Italian wines from Veneto are proudly represented by red Valpolicella wines that complement the intense Amarone and sweet Recioto. Though Veneto isn't the largest wine region in Italy it certainly produces more fine wines than the rest. Especially white wines made from Soave and sparkling wines such as Prosecco made from Glera. With such a diverse range of wines, Veneto seems quite a serious wine region, doesn't it?
Glera is generally renowned for being the official Prosecco grape in Italy. It is a green-skinned variety that has been grown in Veneto and Friuli for hundreds of years. The Prosecco-Glera name changed in 2009 when it was decided that "Prosecco" should be exclusively reserved to sparkling wines from Italy's official Prosecco appellation. Italian wines produced from Glera are generally either frizzante or spumante (sparkling). There is also a very small amount of still wine made from Glera.