Spumante Brut il Follo Prosecco
Bright fresh and zippy with rich citrus, peach and white flowers, palate has nice intensity with Apple, lemon and peach fruit, crisp and lively, decent mousse, good length. L&S (Apr 2016)
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Colour: pale yellow with emerald highlights; Varieties: 100% Glera; Production area: Treviso Hills; Soil: hill, clayey, calcareous; Climate: Mediterranean – cool; Ripening: from 20th September to 10 Vinification: in white with soft pressing. Maximum yield 70%; Sparkling process: Charmat method; Service temperature: 8°C; Total acidity: 5,5 g/l; Sugar residue: 8 g/l; Winemaker's notes
Il Follo Prosecco
Luca Follador represents the younger generation at this estate and his introduction of a less expensive range of Prosecco 'Frizzante' wines (which are not DOC) has been a great success including in the USA.
Allegedly on his first trip to the States he arrived at his distributor's office in NY to present the wines to their clients, unshaven, in tight blue jeans and a very tight white T-shirt, because he said, 'this is what the girls like!'. These are fun wines, but very good quality too.
Oenotria the Greeks called Italy - the 'land of vines' - and they'd know as they took the first vines to the peninsular, where they thrive to this day in every region of the country. Here's a selection from across Italy, focused on the classics from Piedmont in the north to Sicily in the south. Of course there is some Prosecco for bubbles, along with the new pretender to the Italian bubbles crown, Franciacorta.
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