Pale and bright straw yellow with a fine and persistent mousse. Floral fragrances and aromas typical of the grape variety. Agreeable, clean and fresh with a lingering aromatic finish.
Established in 1964, The House of Lamberti stands on the shores of Lake Garda in the Veneto region of northern Italy. The House of Lamberti is named after one of Verona’s oldest families, whose name graces the famous tower in the city’s Piazza delle Erbe. From the best hillside vineyards across Treviso and the Venezie area, The House of Lamberti estate crafts a range of “New Italian Classics,” brilliant, elegant and approachable wines that combine tradition with a modern style that’s very popular today. As an esteemed Veneto producer of classic Proseccos, consumers who “Arrive with Lamberti” appreciate this wine’s versatility and effervescent spirit of fun at any get-together with friends and family.
One of the world’s most popular and playful sparkling wines, Prosecco is a specialty of northeastern Italy, spanning nine provinces of the Veneto and Fruili-Venezia Giulia regions. A higher-quality version of Prosecco wine that must meet more stringent production requirements is known as Prosecco Superiore and must come from the more rugged terrain between the towns of Valdobiaddene and Conegliano. Prosecco can be produced as a still wine, a semi-sparkling wine (“frizzante”), or a fully sparkling wine (“spumante”)—the latter being the most common. While Prosecco wine is typically produced in a “brut” (dry) style, its fresh and fruity character makes it seem a bit sweeter than it actually is. “Extra dry” styles, incorporating higher levels of residual sugar, are quite popular, however.
Prosecco wine is made from the Glera grape, which was formerly and confusingly called Prosecco, these wines are notable for pleasant flavors of peach, pear, melon, green apple, and honeysuckle. Lower pressure during the carbonation process (also called the tank method) means that the bubbles are lighter and frothier than in Champagne or other traditional method sparkling wine, and less persistent. Prosecco is also a great choice to blend with orange juice for mimosas for a classic brunch beverage.
A term typically reserved for Champagne and Sparkling Wines, non-vintage or simply “NV” on a label indicates a blend of finished wines from different vintages (years of harvest). To make non-vintage Champagne, typically the current year’s harvest (in other words, the current vintage) forms the base of the blend. Finished wines from previous years, called “vins de reserve” are blended in at approximately 10-50% of the total volume in order to achieve the flavor, complexity, body and acidity for the desired house style. A tiny proportion of Champagnes are made from a single vintage.
There are also some very large production still wines that may not claim one particular vintage. This would be at the discretion of the winemaker’s goals for character of the final wine.