Global Prosecco Shortage

Posted on May 21, 2015


We have just spent a productive couple of days at the London Wine Fair searching out new and interesting wines. One of the main items on the shopping list was another couple of Prosecco's.

Prosecco has become the favoured aperitif of virtually everyone! A drink that we need no excuse to pop that cork. When everyone starting tightening their belts a few years back, they traded down in price from Champagne to Prosecco - but discovered  a quaffable delicious Fizz alternative.  Sales of the Italian Sparkler soared, and keep on going. As with any wine, there are good ones and not so good - then there are good ones and even better ones. 

One of the big stories at the fair was the possible shortage of Prosecco later this year. In certain areas the harvest was 50% down in 2014. The whole story won't become clear until probably August, when the brokers release the Prosecco stock.

Tenuta Santome happily had an excellent harvest in 2014, but very near neighbours didn't - almost a freak of geography and nature. Santome is found in the heart of the Veneto region, in the province of Treviso. Their Prosecco Brut DOC Treviso is made from 100% Glera grapes, has a lovely crusty bread nose with hints of green apples and white flower aromas. The palate is light and fresh with smooth flowing bubbles, with a distinct lemony acidity. This Prosecco makes a perfect celebration drink, or anytime drink really but is also a good partner with food such creamy based pasta dishes, chicken, rice.

Santome Prosecco Brut DOC Treviso £8.99

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