Terre di San Venanzio Prosecco Pairings

At long last I write about these sponsored Prosecco’s from Terri de San Venanzio Fortunato that were received from Italy a couple of years ago, just as the pandemic was starting.  I was looking forward to the time that I could share these Prosecco’s with my wine loving friends. My apologies for the delay of this post!

The Valdobbiadene region where this Prosecco comes from is known for creating high quality Prosecco.

In fact, the Terri de San Venanzio Fortunato is classified as Prosecco DOCG Superiore – the highest level of quality classification in Italian wines.  People have been growing these grapes since 1876. The bottle shows the classical “V” which is regulated by the Prosecco Confraternity demonstrating the guaranteed usage of local origin 100% Glera grapes.

We started with the Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Brut  as it is the driest one of the three.  A delicate straw colour, with citrus and pear on the nose.  Lively and crisp with pear on the palate. A suggested pairing was seafood, so I created these smoked salmon pinwheels.

This wine was a great pairing with the creamy salty flavour of the salmon, and the crispness and zestiness of this wine.

The second Prosecco poured was the Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry. This has a little more residual sugar. The aroma was floral with jasmine and honeysuckle.  There was a delightful almond taste. This wine paired well with some of the mild cheeses that I brought back from Paris. This was the favoured wine of the three!

The third wine tasted was the Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore “Fortunato” Millesimato.  This wine uses highly selected grapes from the best vineyards in Valdobbiadene.  There was white peach, apricot, with jasmine on the nose and on the palate.  A nice lingering finish. This wine is the sweetest of the three, and I paired this one with home made macarons. The macarons were quite sweet, and this wine helped to temper that sweetness.

Even though we were enjoying pairing these Prosecco’s with food,  these wines are very drinkable on their own.

I enjoyed tasting all of these Prosecco’s from Terri de San Venanzio Fortunato and welcome the next time to taste these again!

 

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