Prosecco Follador Extra Dry

The first wine at the colourfulwines.com Summer Sparkling Wines tasting where we compared sparkling wines from various countries. First up was an Extra Dry Prosecco from the Follador winery. This Italian classic is made from 100% Glera. I assume I have tried this grape variety before as I’ve tried hundreds of Proseccos (they’re very popular in the UK at the moment), but to be honest I’ve never bothered to check what grape variety was used in Prosecco before. Shockingly remiss of me,

It has a pale lemon colour and a light scent of sharp lemons, white fruit and fizz (you know the scent you get from carbonated water)

This Prosecco has a good fizz. Not as bubbly as Cava or Champagne but better than many I’ve tried. It is quite a light wine with some finish and dry as promised. Having said that it is not the bone chilling dryness of a champagne or cava. Prosecco tends to be sweeter.

Flavour of sweet white fruits I associate with Prosecco with an acidic kick.

Perfectly drinkable and much more refreshing than many I’ve tried in the UK. For me Prosecco is an easy drink that you can easily knock back rather than savour. It certainly meets that requirement.

Name: Follador Prosecco Extra Dry
Colour: White
Year: unknown but likely 2017
Grapes 100% Glera
Winery: Follador
Country: Italy
Region: Treviso
Quality Classification: Denominacion de Origin de Calidad Garantia
Alcohol: 11.5%
Price: 9,50€

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