Prosecco is Italy’s most popular sparkling wine. The wine is made from Glera grapes, formerly known also as Prosecco grapes, but other grape varieties may be included. The name is derived from that of the Italian village of Prosecco near Trieste, where the grape originated. Prosecco DOC is produced in nine provinces spanning the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions. Prosecco has a lengthy history in Italy as a popular wine, being enjoyed by ancient Romans such as Pliny the Elder as early as 79AD. Unlike Champagne, Prosecco usually is produced using the Charmat-Martinotti method, in which the secondary fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks, making the wine less expensive to produce.
Belstar Prosecco is made by Bisol, considered to be among the best of the Italian Prosecco producers. The Bisol family have produced wine in Valdobbiadene for five centuries. They have spent the last 30 years refining the process of producing Prosecco, in light of both technological and vineyard management progress. Grapes are grown on steep slopes and picked by hand. Each hillside vineyard, with its different soils and expositions, yields grapes with different characteristics which impart complex nuances in the wine.
Belstar is a soft fruity wine with beautiful floral aromas and refreshing flavors of citrus, pear, and honeysuckle. This light, dry, fruity wine is a wonderful aperitif, makes a fantastic bellini, and is a great companion for relaxing after a long day. Raise a glass of Belstar Prosecco today!