Our Score: 89
Owner and winemaker Sarah dei Toss says that growing grapes organically is the only way to preserve the quality of the land, of her products, and of our health. She is one of the few in the DOC Prosecco area to have made such a clear commitment to organic practices.
Borgo Luna is a pleasant, everyday Prosecco—light and easy to drink. You can enjoy it as an aperitif by itself or in a Spritz (with Aperol or Campari, or a bit of both!).
At the nose there is fruit and citrus, and in the mouth it is fresh and crisp with fine bubbles that are not overwhelming.
Pairing: Nuts, arancini, snacks. Salumi and cheese boards. Fried polenta.
Appellation: Prosecco DOC, Italy
Prosecco DOC and Prosecco DOCG are appellations of sparkling wines (white or rosé) rigorously defined by three elements:
- The grapes need to be grown and vinified in the specific geographical area that runs from the eastern border of Italy in Friuli (Gorizia, Trieste, Pordenone, Udine) to most of the Veneto region around the provinces of Venezia, Treviso, Belluno, Padova and Vicenza.
In order to use the Prosecco DOCG, the grapes need to be grown and vinified in a smaller area consisting of the Valdobbiadene, Conegliano, Asolo and Cartizze municipalities. In this case, the municipality is indicated in the label.
- The Glera grape should be at least 85% of the mix.
- After the wine has been fermented in large tanks and then filtered, the Prosecco denomination requires a second fermentation on new yeasts but still in large tanks. This method is called Martinotti in Italy and Charmat in France, and it is used by the majority of sparkling wines in the world.
More than 450 million bottles of Prosecco are produced every year in an area of 26,000 hectares (roughly 64,000 acres)