Why Is Avissi Prosecco Best Enjoyed While It Is Young?

Avissi Prosecco front label

Those who love prosecco understand all it has to offer – from its sparkling, carbonated bubbles to its creation in Italy. This is part of what has made prosecco popular among many beverage connoisseurs. Prosecco is so loved that rumors of a possible global shortage put prosecco lovers in fear their drink of choice would be gone forever! The flavor of prosecco is best enjoyed young, so the flavor is fruity, light, and fresh.

As a trusted beverage distributor in Oregon and Washington, we want to ensure our clients and their clientele are educated about the beverages in our portfolio. Here, our team talks about Avissi Prosecco.

What Is Prosecco?

Prosecco is a sparkling white wine that is normally made from the Glera grape grown in the Veneto region of Italy. Unlike other champagnes, prosecco is made using the Charmat method, which is quicker and cheaper than the traditional method of making champagne. The Charmat method is the most widely used way for winemakers to capture the carbonation created by fermentation.

To make prosecco, winemakers follow these steps:

  1. Harvest grapes early so a high level of acid is maintained.
  2. Press grapes gently to produce a clear juice.
  3. Ferment the juice in a stainless steel tank for no longer than ten days.
  4. Transfer to a pressurized stainless steel tank, where sugar and yeast are added during a second fermentation process. The carbon dioxide that is produced is what creates the bubbles.
  5. Once the second fermentation is over, which takes about ten days, the wine is filtered, and sugar is added for sweetness.
  6. The final step has the wine being bottled and then sent to the distributor.

Prosecco has three levels of sweetness:

  • Brut: Has up to 12 grams of residual sugar per liter
  • Extra dry: Has between 12 and 17 grams of residual sugar per liter
  • Dry: Has up to 32 grams of residual sugar per liter

Contrary to popular belief, prosecco is not a sweet wine, but its fruity characteristics make the wine seem sweet. Prosecco is also versatile and works well as a palate cleanser between bites because of its high acidity and bubbles. Consider pairing prosecco with:

  • Charcuterie boards
  • Cheese trays
  • Seafood
  • Spicy foods
  • Sweet and salty flavor combinations

About Avissi Prosecco

Avissi prosecco features fresh flavors, a floral fragrance, and crisp effervescence. It is recommended that it be enjoyed young, so the fruit flavors and aromas are at their freshest. Flavor profiles in prosecco can include:

  • Apple
  • Honeysuckle
  • Peach
  • Melon
  • Pear
  • Cream
  • Hazelnut
  • Tropical fruits

Avissi prosecco is full of crisp, clean flavors, topped off with elegant bubbles, making each sip memorable. At 11.5% alcohol by volume, it’s the perfect drink for brunch with friends or paired with an elegant date night dinner.

Why You Should Drink Avissi Prosecco While It’s Young

Avissi prosecco is a drink that needs to be consumed while it is young. That means it shouldn’t sit around on a shelf and be allowed to age. The fruit flavors are at their peak freshness, and the aromas are bold and bright. Grab a glass and savor the bold taste of Avissi prosecco.

Celebrate Trinchero Family Estates in February

February marks Trinchero Heritage Month; celebrate by learning more about the Trinchero family. The Trinchero family emigrated from Italy to New York City. In 1947, Mario Trinchero left the Big Apple to find a better life for his family. This led to him and his brother, John, purchasing Sutter Home Winery and having their first harvest in 1948. Ten years later, Bob, Mario’s son, joined the family business.

Trinchero Family Estates first became known for the popular 1968 Sutter Home California Zinfandel, released in 1971. After a “stuck” fermentation in 1975, Trinchero Family Estates developed the Original White Zinfandel — the first of its kind. Sutter Home’s White Zinfandel grew so much in popularity it became the top-selling wine in the United States in 1987. White Zinfandel production reached 2.7 million cases a year by 1989.

Trinchero Family Estates’ reputation has continued to grow throughout the decades. In 2009, it was honored as Wine Enthusiast’s American Winery of the Year. In 2012, it expanded to add a spirits division. Trinchero Family Estates won Winery Portfolio of the Year at the San Francisco International Wine Competition in 2014.

Leadership has also been recognized for Trinchero Family Estates’ success. In 2017, Wine Enthusiast honored Bob and Roger Trinchero with their Lifetime Achievement Award. Additionally, Bob Torkelson was named Wine Executive of the Year in 2019.

Today, we celebrate the impact Trinchero Family Estates has had on the winemaking industry. The brand currently has over 50 wines and spirits from around the world in its portfolio.

More Beverage Choices at Columbia Distributing

If you are interested in learning more about the variety of wines and spirits that Trinchero Family Estates offers, contact us or your Columbia Distributing sales representative.

Columbia Distributing serves businesses in Oregon and Washington with a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage choices, including Trinchero Family wine brands. Contact us today for more information. Cheers to Trinchero Family Estates during Trinchero Heritage Month!