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Staff Pick

Bianco delle Venezie Vino "Trevigiana," Frizzante, Bisson - 2016

Item # 43310 750mL
$16.96/ Single Bottle
$203.52 $193.34/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Bisson's dry sparkler is finely balanced, with green apple and floral aromas dominating the complex, heady mix. Chiseled mineral acidity demands a thoughtful pairing with light salads, youthful cheeses and salty, smoked fish. If you enjoy Prosecco, this is essentially what this bottle is as it's made from the Prosecco grape, Glera. However, this is a bone dry rendition of the sparkling wine and very unique for that matter. Sealed with a crown cap and in 2016 this practice no longer allowed for the wine to be labeled as Prosecco all the while listing the grape Glera.


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Staff Pick Notes

On the sensuality of bubbles: Wine can be classified by the degree of fizz expected at the time of pressure release. According to the EU "sparkling wine" is bottled with 3 or more atmospheres of pressure while Champagnes typically reach 5-6, which is something like 2x that of a car tire. One atmospheric leap back will land you in frizzante territory, and it's not a bad place to be. Lacking the acidic and aggressive scrub of a harder bead, frizzante is all charm, and in softness can be more expressive than its effervescent relations. Bisson's is made with glera grapes from the most esteemed lands that call their wine Prosecco, and although this is not classified as such, the quality is apparent. Fragrant nectarine, lemon zest, and a little jasmine flirt with your memory, easing into a dry, crystalline finish.

- TT

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Prosecco

Until recently, "Prosecco" could refer either to a wine or to a white grape. In 2009, however, the grape was renamed "Glera" in a bid to protect Prosecco's good name. Prosecco is usually a sparkling wine made by the Charmat method, though still versions do exist. Because it is so easy to drink, with or without food, Prosecco is a hugely popular choice for parties.

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