Not all Prosecco is created equally. When you taste the 2017 Alla Costiera Prosecco, I think you’ll agree with me that this is the best Prosecco on the planet.
No, it’s not Champagne, but dang it’s good, and it’s all about refreshing deliciousness.
2018 Alla Costiera Prosecco
Certified Organic, Small Grower/Producer Prosecco At Its Finest!
I’ll be honest, I don’t drink a ton of Prosecco. I’m more of a Champagne, Cava, and Crémant guy, but I’ll drink Alla Costiera any day. I still remember the first time I tasted this one with Jay Murrie of Piedmont Wine Imports. It was revelatory! The bubbles were finer and less frothy, the bouquet was intense with notes of white fruits and fresh flowers, and the mouthfeel was smoother and creamier.
As with all great wines, it’s the small little details that matter. Alla Costiera founder, farmer, and winemaker Filippo Gamba farms organically, their Glera vines are some of the oldest in the region, and they ferment with native yeasts. Whereas the bigger Prosecco operations will produce their wines in 250,000 to 500,000 bottle batches, Filippo makes just 2,500 bottles at a time. Small production does not always guarantee quality, but it does in this case!
This is exactly the kind of wine that I like to champion.Importer Jay Murrie sums it up better than I can. “Filippo Gamba is a no-nonsense farmer. Back when nearly nobody cared about natural viticulture in Veneto, he transformed Alla Costiera into a scrupulously organic and low-intervention estate. After nearly two decades in charge of this successful small family domaine, Filippo is still thinking and acting like a young visionary winemaker: like he has something to prove.”
You can certainly taste the difference Filippo’s passion and hard work make in this wine. It’s all in the bottle here folks, and the best way to experience what I’m talking about is to buy some! Carefully remove the cork, pour yourself a glass, and you will be greeted by pristine aromas of pear, apple, citrus and spring flowers. Take a sip, and I think you’ll taste the difference. There’s a perfect balance between ripe and round orchard fruits and higher toned citrus fruits that just keeps you coming back for sip after sip.
This one consistently runs out even when it’s not on sale. Don’t wait too long to grab some!
To order, stop by or call the store at (828) 505.8588.
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