2022 Alla Costiera Prosecco

Best Prosecco on the Planet: 2022 Alla Costiera Extra-Dry

Not all Proseccos are created equally. When you taste the version from Alla Costiera, you will  immediately know that this is a cut above the rest.

Produced from old, biodynamically farmed Glera vines, always vintage-dated, and made in tiny batches, this smells and tastes so freaking good. It also has much finer and smaller bubbles, a trait often lacking in this category.

It all adds up to a wonderful bottle of small grower/producer bubbles, and it is also a crazy-good value. After being out of stock for a quite some time, we just bought enough to fill a large swimming pool. Order away!

Alla Costiera Prosecco Extra Dry

2022 Alla Costiera Prosecco

The best Prosecco you'll find in the US!

Buy a Solid Six-Pack or More: $15.99/bottle -- that's 20% off!

Anything Less: $17.99/bottle ($19.99 regular price)

I still remember the first time I tasted this with Jay Murrie of Piedmont Wine Imports. It was revelatory, and I immediately knew this was the best Prosecco I'd ever had! The bubbles were finer and less frothy, the bouquet was heavenly, with notes of white fruits and fresh flowers, and the mouthfeel was smoother and creamier.

As with all great wines, it’s the delicate details that matter. Alla Costiera founder, farmer, and winemaker Filippo Gamba was one of the first growers to convert all his vineyards over to organic and biodynamic, a rarity in the region. His Glera (the Prosecco grape) vines are also some of the oldest in the region.

He also does not make much. Whereas 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, and this is exactly the kind of wine that I like to champion.

Even better, for such a small production, hand-crafted wine, it sells for about the same as or less than a lot of huge production Proseccos. When I was buying eggs at the grocery store the other day, I saw the "baby blue-labeled Prosecco" that is so popular, and it costs more than Alla Costiera. All I can say is that if you are buying that one and not this one, you're getting ripped off.

Importer Jay Murrie sums it up better than I can. “Filippo Gamba is a no-nonsense farmer. Back when nobody cared about natural viticulture in Veneto, he transformed Alla Costiera into a scrupulously organic and low-intervention estate. After 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.” Well said Jay, and I promise you will taste that passion and effort it in this wine.

You can certainly taste every ounce of Filippo’s passion and hard work in this wine. Carefully remove the cork, pour yourself a glass, and you will be greeted by pristine aromas of peach, pear, apple, citrus zest, and spring flowers. Take a sip, and you’ll taste the difference. There is a perfect balance between ripe and round orchard fruits and higher-toned citrus fruits that just keeps you coming back for more.

If you want a delicious, hand-crafted, value-priced bubbly to help you cool off this summer, this is the wine for you!

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