Celebrate Ultimo dell’anno – The End of the Year Italian Style!
Open a bottle of spumante on December 31st and you’ll be
celebrating New Years Eve Italian style!
A bottle of sparkling wine or prosecco is always a part of La Notte di San Silvestro – New Years Eve in Italy. The crisp, bright taste of prosecco, reminiscent of citrus, herbs and melon, has a 10.5% alcohol content making it a perfect midnight toast or a before dinner apertivo.
If you want the best prosecco, look for the letters DOC on the label. It means that you are guaranteed of the quality and heritage of prosecco made in the district of Valdobbiadene (Val-do-bi-ad-en-ay) near the town of Conegliano in the Veneto. Here is where the finest prosecco is made.
A classic Prosecco spago will have a fantastic cork and string presentation. The traditional string used to tie down the cork with this wine is known as a “spago”. This ancient technique was used by winemakers to prevent the corks being forced out of bottles of semi-sparkling Prosecco during the natural fermentation process. It is still in use today.