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Wine By Grape Variety | Glera

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Glera is a white grape variety of Slovenian origin, which was, until 2009, mostly referred to as Prosecco. This green-skinned variety has been grown for hundreds of years in the Veneto and Friuli regions, most famously to produce sparkling Prosecco wines.

The Prosecco - Glera name change happened in 2009, when Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene was promoted to full DOCG status (the highest level of Italian wine quality). In light of this promotion, it was decided that the name Prosecco should be reserved exclusively for wines covered by Italy's official Prosecco appellation titles, and should not be used for the grape variety. The European Union ratified this, effectively making it illegal for wine producers anywhere outside northeastern Italy to label their wines as "Prosecco".

Italian wine produced from Glera is almost always either frizzante (fizzy) or spumante (fully sparkling). Glera is a highly productive grape that ripens late in the season. It has high acidity and a fairly neutral palate, making it ideal for sparkling wine production.  The wine is light-bodied and low in alcohol (8.5 percent is the minimum permitted ABV for Prosecco wines), makig it a refreshing summer beverage or ideal as an aperitif.

 

Cecilia Beretta Prosecco NV

From £14.50 - per bottle
A delicate, fruity Prosecco that drinks beautifully on its own or paired with antipasti... Read More...

Le Colture Prosecco Sylvoz Brut DOC Treviso

From £14.00 - per bottle
A light and delicate world-class Prosecco from the Ruggeri family... Read More...

Sacchetto Vini Fili Prosecco Brut 2021

From £14.50 - per bottle
The Sacchetto Vini Fili Prosecco Brut NV is made from the Glera grape.... Read More...

Frassinelli Prosecco Superiore DOCG Rive di Santa Maria di Feletto Millesimato 2020

From £15.50 - per bottle
A truly stellar fizz from one of the finest crus in Prosecco... Read More...

Le Colture Prosecco Pianer Extra Dry

From £16.00 - per bottle
This Prosecco is perfect for parties and the Bellini fans among you!... Read More...

Sacchetto Vini Fili Prosecco Extra Dry NV

From £14.50 - per bottle
Sacchetto Vini Fili Prosecco Extra Dry is made from 100% Glera grapes grown... Read More...

Le Colture Prosecco Rosé Brut Millesimato 2020

From £14.00 - per bottle
Vintage rosé delivering all the white peach pleasure of classic prosecco, laced with raspberries... Read More...

Frassinelli Prosecco Rosé Millesimato 2020

From £13.50 - per bottle
Superb value, vintage Prosecco rosé from one of the region's finest producers... Read More...