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Prosecco Harvest

Posted on October 26, 2015

Fresh, frothy and delightfully informal. Prosecco continues to rise. Thanks to the affordable price, fresh fruity and floral flavours it has become the choice for aperitifs, parties as well as to accompany food. It is light enough to enjoy during the day, with full flavours that sparkle at night. An anytime drink!

Prosecco has been enjoying a much publicised boom in recent years, with consumption reaching record levels. In the UK off-trade, sales of Prosecco increased 72% in value in the last year.

2015 has delivered a golden, bountiful harvest for Prosecco.  After the shortages of 2014, this harvest has been even more closely watched.  The continued increase in Prosecco consumption is pushing the demand on the growers to the limit.  Many of the growers sell their grapes, they don't bottle for themselves - it is this stock that sold out early in September, not to be replenished till the 2015 harvest hits the market in October.

William Spinazzi of Tenuta Santome reports that his family vineyard has had an excellent year - not only for Prosecco but across their range of wines. William claims that this year's harvest is one of the best, due to favourable climate and temperate conditions through till early summer. The heatwave in July & August was followed by light rain. Just as Bordeaux is predicting a 'legendary' harvest, Prosecco producers are confident that 2015 is going to be one of the best. 

D'Arcy Wine Prosecco Selection

 

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