San Martino – Prosecco

Winery: Vinicola San Martino
Category: Sparkling Wine
Type: Prosecco
Region: Veneto
Grapes: 100% Glera
Vinification: White vindication in steel vats at controlled temperature.
Color: Light straw yellow, with a refined perlage.
Bouquet: The nose is intense with strong floral and fruity aromatic notes.
Palate: Pleasant, dry with a slightly bitter end.
Pairing: Pairs well with seafood, savory cheeses, and cured meats.
Serving Temp: 6-8°C (46-48°F).

About the Veneto Region:

Location: Northern Italy, Eastern
Notable Reds: Corvina, Lagrein, Merlot, Molinara, Pinot Noir, Rondinella, Schiava, and Lagrein
Notable Whites: Chardonnay, Friulano, Garganega, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Grigio, Prosecco, and Sauvignon Blanc

The winemaking history of the Veneto has been strongly influenced by the history of the regions that were important stops along the Mediterranean spice route from the Byzantine Empire to the trading center of Venice.

The region is bordered by the Alps to the north separating it from Austria. Slovenia borders the region on the east and the Italian region of Veneto forms the western border and part of the southern border with the Adriatic Sea. The northern half is very mountainous and gives way to flatter terrain and plains on the way to the sea. The climate is distinguished with very warm days and chilly nights that help maintain a balance in the grape between acidity and sugar levels and allows the grapes a long, slow growing season. A wine such as the San Martino – Prosecco benefits from such a unique geographical region, intensifying its flavor and elevating its characteristics.