Bellino Prosecco DOC Extra Dry
Bellino Prosecco Extra Dry DOC is a superb value, extremely versatile, sparkling wine for light meals or informal and social drinking.
It has a low comparitively low 13.5g residual sugar and undergoes 28-30 days of secondary fermentation.
The origins of Prosecco have ancient roots and date back at least as far as Roman times. The success of the wine, even in those ancient days, has given a strong boost to the development of viticulture and oenology in the whole north-east of Italy.
Prosecco is produced exclusively in the neighbouring regions of Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia in north-eastern Italy. The Prosecco region enjoys a mild microclimate with generous rainfall and sunshine. The exact soil type here varies between vineyards, but is generally a mixture of limestone, clay, marl and marine sandstone. When coupled with the temperate climate, these soil conditions make this region ideal for cultivating Prosecco’s Glera grape.
A straw yellow colour with a characteristic floral fragrance backed by fruity hints of peach and apple. It has a noticeable creamy and delicate sweetness with a soft mouthfeel, then a pleasantly lively and dry finish on the palate.
Good as an aperitif, excellent with starters and light main courses such as risotto and vegetable dishes.
About the Producer
Enoitalia derives from ‘e eni Italia’ – “And us, Italy”.
The project started in 1986 and, under the management of Giorgio Pizzolo and his three brothers Giuliano, Augusto and Floriano, for the past 30 years has had a clear objective: to be global ambassadors for Italian wine.
Valuing and promoting the uniqueness of each Italian varietal and its region, 80% of its production is exported to over 80 countries on 5 continents.
The growth of Enoitalia is supported through this international development, by its unique business model and by continuous investments in production capacity and distribution network.
Starting long before it became fashionable, they have a long track record in sustainability – their latest project is to significantly reduce their energy requirements. They are part of VIVA, a project of the government ministry for the ecological transition of Italian viticulture.
They strongly believe in high-certified quality standards and follow the stringent protocols of evaluation of many global certification standards.