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.
Its very fine, persistent perlage and its intense scents of flowers and fresh fruit (reinette apples and pears) act as a prelude to its broad flavor that progresses on the palate with fresh, lively and particularly appealing tangy notes that echo the aromas on the nose and lead into an especially long, complex finish.
Excellent as an aperitif, it also makes an ideal partner for appetizers or fruit-based recipes and can even be served to accompany dry pastries and cookies.