The clay-rich soil traps water close to the roots of the vine, ensuring that they are never short of water. This allows the grapes to develop a rich, fine-grained acidity and delicate, floral notes.Enter The Terroir
“Crede” is a dialect word for clay, which is a defining feature of the terrain in Valdobbiadene in which the grapes for this Prosecco Superiore are cultivated.
These ancient slopes – at one time the seabed – were formed as the land slowly buckled and curved upwards, arranging the strata of the soil almost vertically.
To enjoy the full, rich bouquet of this wine, the ideal glass would be a cross between a flute and a tulip glass, which gives a more generous "chamber" in which to savour the aromas.
Prosecco Superiore is best enjoyed at a temperature between 6°C and 8°C. One way to achieve this is to place the bottle in a bucket filled half way with water and ice. As the wine gently warms in the glass, it "opens up" to reveal its aromatic qualities.
A bottle of Prosecco Superiore is best stored in a cool, dark, dry environment with a steady temperature between 12°C and 15°C. For the first year, it is best to store the bottle vertically, after which it can be kept horizontal to help the flavours to develop.
How many bubbles are there in a glass of prosecco? A million! This is the conclusion of the first scientific study on the question, which was carried out by Gérard Liger-Belair and published in the peer-reviewed publication The Journal of Physical Chemistry B.
Prosecco Superiore should be enjoyed young. It best expresses its qualities between 12 and 24 months after bottling. The fruity, perfumed flavours of the younger wine develop with time, ripening and becoming more evidently vinous.