In this episode of IntoWineTV, host Lisa Kolenda and wine experts Edward Ruiz, Cezar Kusik, and Bartholomew Broadbent convene at one of San Francisco's finest restaurants, Incanto, to taste and discuss Sparkling Wines.
Theme: Sparkling Wines
Wine: Santa Margherita Prosecco ($20.99)
Varietals: 100% Prosecco
Region: Veneto, Italy
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Background: Nestled in the Valdobbiadene hills of the eastern Veneto is one of the most wonderful wine growing regions. This is home to a grape variety native to Veneto -- Prosecco. Prosecco is used to make a highly flavored dry and delicate sparkling wine.
Wine notes: With peach and apple aromas, this fresh and balanced sparkling wine has fine perlage with a refreshing finish. Prosecco di Valdobbiadene is excellent as an aperitif, ideal with seafood dishes and after meals with light desserts. Straw yellow in color with an aroma of lively vinosity characterized by a fine fruity fragrance and an elegant long-lived perlage, this sparkling wine is pleasantly dry with a well-balanced acidity, which makes the wine fresh and lively.
Edward Ruiz, Wine Director at San Francisco's Incanto Restaurant.
Bartholomew Broadbent, CEO of Broadbent Selections. Bartholomew was named as one of the "fifty most influential people in the wine world" by Decanter Magazine. He is also widely considered to be one of the world's foremost authorities on Port and Madeira. Learn more about Bartholomew Broadbent.
Location: Incanto Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, Situated in the heart of one of San Francisco's most charming residential neighborhoods, Incanto's rustic Italian setting, with its handcrafted stone, antique brick and woodwork, 16th century Latin parchments, and private dining room dedicated to poet Dante Alighieri, provides a uniquely warm and inviting dining environment.
Incanto's daily-changing menu honors old-world traditions including house-cured meats, unusual regional pastas, fresh local seafood and a commitment to sustainably grown and harvested produce. Incanto's award-winning wine program features one of the most diverse Italian wine lists in the United States and an ever-changing lineup of more than twenty wines by the glass, half-glass, half-liter, and flight.