With our Fall Into Spice food and wine pairing events, we’ve got an accompanying mixed case of six (6) wines available, allowing all to let the FIS fun live on! In all seriousness, though, this mixed case has been curated with flavourful cuisines in mind. Today, I want to introduce you to one of the wines in the Fall Into Spice 6-pack: Zharpi Prosecco from Perlage.
I am a firm believer and have said it many times, every household should have a bottle of sparkling wine in the fridge and ready to go at all times. Sparkling wine is undoubtedly one of the best food pairing wines there is, and with some investigation, you can get fantastic sparkling wine at affordable prices.
Our Fall Into Spice mixed case feature, Zharpi Prosecco from Perlage, comes from Veneto, northeast Italy, in the DOC Treviso.
This wine is made 100% from the Glera grape and vinified using the Charmat method and is vegan. With only 11% ABV and 10 g/l sugar, aromas of green apple, honeysuckle, pear, mineral and baked bread dance around with fine bubbles and crisp acidity. Green apple, lemon, grapefruit, honey, spice, and brioche are present on the palate. The fruit structure on the palate makes this a great accompaniment to fried foods and even those with a slight peppery kick to them.
In the Fall Into Spice series, we’ve used Zharpi Prosecco as a palate cleanser, a pairing wine with saltfish and bake (an island favourite), and an Ethiopian dish called Kategna (warm injera smothered with Berbere and kibe). If this does not speak to this wine's versatility in food pairing, I don't know what will!
Perlage was born in 1985 as an organic vineyard and follows a responsible and sustainable farming program.