Produced with a small selection of Glera grapes, coming from a historic vineyard received by an elder of the village, “Brichet” takes its name from its ancient owner, honoring him. The scarcely fertile soil favors a more concentrated ripening of the grapes in terms of flavor and aromaticity and the presence of stones in the soil allows the production of a very fine and lean wine that over time will evolve taking on mineral characteristics.
“I find the unique pleasure in drinking this wine especially in summer after having chilled it in ice, it is a thirst-quenching wine thanks to its sparklingness, a slight acidity and low alcohol content. Exceptional and suggestive in combination with fish dishes. ” Raffaele Follador, Wine maker
When we drink a Prosecco we mainly drink Glera grapes. Prosecco is in fact the name of the wine and not of the grape. Prosecco is also a name that in common usage is used to indicate a white wine with bubbles. But let’s try to give it back a clear identity, so as not to confuse it with the multiplicity of bubbles that are produced in Italy and around the world, giving them back that dignity and identity that is often denied.
The DOC Prosecco disciplinary tells us which grapes the wine must be obtained from, i.e. mainly Glera grapes, starting from 85%, to which the following grapes can be added, alone or jointly, up to a maximum of 15% : Verdiso, Bianchetta trevigiana, Perera, Glera long, Chardonnay, Pinot bianco, Pinot grigio and Pinot nero (vinified in white).
Furthermore, the Prosecco DOC is also one of the few interregional DOCs in Italy extending over areas belonging to both Friuli Venezia Giulia and Veneto and specifically to the territories of the provinces of: Belluno, Gorizia, Padua, Pordenone, Treviso, Trieste, Udine , Venice and Vicenza.
At the beginning of the sixteenth century the wine “Pucino”, beloved by the Romans and coming from the town of Prosecco, was mentioned in some literary studies of a certain weight, where it is said that thanks to its legendary qualities it was possible to reach a venerable age while remaining in excellent health.
However, the first documents in which the name “Prosecco” is mentioned to indicate a white, delicate wine, which originates in the Trieste Karst and in particular in the Prosecco area, a small town in the province of Trieste, in the extreme north, date back to the seventeenth century. east of the Italian peninsula. It is therefore certain that viticultural crops were located along the sunny slopes sloping down from Prosecco towards the sea, sheltered from the cold bora winds, where there was a marly-arenaceous soil favorable to the ripening of very particular grapes.
The modern history of Prosecco, on the other hand, begins in the nineteenth century, where the vine is mentioned several times in important documents that became more and more frequent over the years.
When it is said that Prosecco is the best-selling Italian wine in the world, no joke, and here are some numbers: 486 million bottles produced, 11460 wineries involved, 1192 wineries and 347 sparkling wine houses, numbers to make your head spin.