Porta Leone Glera Millesimato Spumante Brut
Being a Brut style, more delicate and less fruity than the Extra Dry Prosecco, lively and vivacious, Prosecco in everything but name. Straw yellow with a fine and persistent perlage, it's smell is aromatic with a refined taste, fruitful and floral with acacia flowers, apple and wisteria. Tasty with balanced acidity, an excellent aperitif.
Until a few years ago, Glera from other areas than the defined Prosecco region was used in the production of Prosecco, until law changes excluded it. This means there is a lot of Glera planted, sometimes in prime vineyard land around Treviso which, until a few years ago would simply have been sold as Prosecco. Because it now no longer has that famous name on the label, it is less expensive but as worthwhile a drink as ever it was. Cannot legally be listed as Prosecco on restaurant wine lists though most of us couldn't tell the difference.
A natural aperitvo, delicate fish dishes and light antipasti.