Da Luca Prosecco – going stratospheric in the Sparking Wine World…

Da Luca Prosecco

A couple of things about Prosecco. First of all, over the last couple of years, it has gone stratospheric. In many cases people now buy it as an alternative to Champagne. There is no pressure to keep it for a special occasion, though it serves well at any celebratory event, a birth, a baptism, weddings and and and. This one sells locally for R109.00 per bottle which certainly makes the choice a lot easier.

The grapes used for the Da Luca Prosecco are Glera, which are grown in the Prosecco Wine Appellation in Italy allowing the wine to have geographic indicator protection as a Prosecco DOC.

The Glera grape at harvest time

Pour
This elegantly packaged bottle of Da Luca Prosecco makes sounds too – the pop of the cork and the clink of the glass. In the glass, the wine is a pale golden straw in colour, with masses of the tiniest bubbles rushing to the surface. The aromas are of ripe white fleshed peaches, ripe pears and soft sundried apricots. The palate is soft and generous and offers the fruits found on the nose. Crisp and refreshing, there is an undertow of residual sugar in the long and gently waning aftertaste. For me Prosecco induces a giggle, and that’s the fun of this wine.

Kob Ceviche, buchu, lime, pine nuts – picture by Claire Gunn

Pair
It is best to serve the Da Luca Prosecco well chilled – ay any time of the day. Excellent with food. Sushi, sashimi, Kob Ceviche and fish paté are great partners. A cold curried chicken dish, or indeed our very own pickled fish work well too. Click HERE for my Pickled Fish Recipe.

Da Luca Prosecco is available at most good wine shops. It is available in Mini [R55.00 and a delicious Da Luca Sparking Rosé which sells at an even handed R89.00.

Information from KJR Communications & PR

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