Production zone: Valdobbiadene
Alcohol level: 11.5%
Serving temperature: 8° - 10° C
Recommended glass: a medium-sized, tulip-shaped glass, narrowing at the rim
The origins of Prosecco are lost in the mists of time: it certainly did not establish itself in any major way until towards the end of the 19th century. Ever since, its growth has been continuous, and today Prosecco Superiore di Valdobbiadene is unquestionably one of the best known and most popular Italian wines. Santa Margherita is one of only two Italian companies permitted, by ministerial decree, to make its sparkling wines outside of the production zone, in view of the very long time ago (1952) that production began.
This sparkling wine displays a fine, persistent perlage, while on the nose it offers attractive floral notes of peach and acacia blossom alongside delicate scents of reinette apples, all expressed with great cleanness and elegance. On the palate there is perfect harmony between the fresh and appealingly lively sensations and the roundness and delicacy of the fruit.
Perfect as an aperitif, it is also ideal with fish or cheese appetizers and with particularly fatty cold cuts. It can also be drunk throughout a meal if served with delicately flavored dishes.