jamie goode's wine blog: Brown Brothers Prosecco

Friday, April 10, 2009

Brown Brothers Prosecco

Had to do a bit of a double-take when I saw this one. It's a Prosecco from Australia. Because Prosecco is the grape variety and not the region, I guess there's nothing the Italians can do to stop Aussies using the name!

It's made by the Charmat method (where the secondary fermentation takes place in tank, rather than in the bottle), and it's very attractive and fruity. Delicious, even. I don't know how much it will retail for - currently this new wine isn't stocked in the UK.
Brown Brothers Prosecco 2008 King Valley, Australian Sparkling Wine
12% alcohol. First release of this new wine. Very attractive, bright and fruity with mandarin, pear and lemon fruit as well as nice acidity. Fizzy and fresh, this is Aussie take on Prosecco is really east to appreciate. It's also very nicely packaged. A hit. 86/100

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At 7:48 AM, Anonymous Chris Piper said...

Hi Jamie,

Brown Brothers' Prosecco has been stocked by Christopher Piper Wines for the past couple of months. It's doing well in both the restaurant and retail sectors and is available on our website at 11.10 per bottle.


Chris Piper

At 10:40 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

thanks chris

At 12:44 PM, Blogger Douglas Blyde said...

Contoversial. Any response from Italy?

At 8:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Controversial? Hardly.

It's a grape variety - what's the problem?

At 7:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jamie,

I am an italian producer and i came across your blog.
Here some fresh news for you.
After few months of argument the Italian governament seems to have managed to protect prosecco once and for all.
With effect from the upcoming harvest prosecco won't refer to the grape variety anylonger and the name will be strictly linked to the territory of grape-growing | wine-making, being subjected to strict DOC regulations.
The result is the impossibility to produce prosecco for any winery located outside the restricted area of "Veneto" and "Friuli". Those companies will only be allowed to produce "Glera" (which is going to be the new name of the prosecco grape).
A big deal..aint it?


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