By Deborah Jackson, editor National Liquor News

De Bortoli has launched a new King Valley Prosecco, the first of a ‘new wave’ of wines to be influenced by the family’s up-and-coming fourth generation.

Next genners, Sally Webber and Anna De Bortoli were excited to be involved with the development of the Prosecco, as they say: “Champagne is twice a year, Prosecco is twice a week”.

Winemakers Steve Webber and John Coughlan say it is the perfect summer beverage, great with Aperol and soda or in a Bellini cocktail.

“Perfect style – fine bubbles, lovely hints of pear and citrus, creamy, bright and beautifully soft,” says Coughlan.

Harvested in the cool of night to achieve a balance of freshness and acidity. Primary fermentation in stainless vats followed a few months later by a second fermentation under pressure to create delicate bubbles and adding creaminess and texture.

Established in 1928, De Bortoli is a fourth generation family wine company and continues the tradition of ‘good food, good wine and good times with family and friends’.

De Bortoli’s 2015 Prosecco is available through the independents. RRP $17.99. Alc 11.5 per cent.

Tasting notes: Pale with green hues. Fruit-driven with hints of spring blossom, it tastes of apple and pear with fresh lemon, gentle creaminess and fine bubbles.

The Shout Team

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