This wine is imported from Italy. State import laws allow us to ship this wine to the following states: AK, CA, DC, FL, MA, MN, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OR, SC, TN, WV, and WI.
Sterling Vineyards wines express true varietal character—that set of aromas and flavors a grape variety develops when grown in the terroir that suits it best. Carefully selected winemaking methods highlight each wine’s unique personality and guarantee the high quality that distinguishes our reputation. Sterling Vintner’s Collection offers hand-crafted, approachable selections sourced from diverse terroirs and priced to be enjoyed every day.
The Sterling Vintners Collection Prosecco offers aromas of white peach, honeydew and juicy pear. The nose leads to a mouth-watering palate where crisp flavors of green apple and honeydew melon.
We hand harvested the Prosecco grapes from vineyards in the foothills of the Italy's northern DOC Veneto region. This cool viticulture region forms an arc between the Italian Alps and the Adriatic Sea. The region's high altitudes assure cool summers to retain the grape acidity that gives liveliness to sparkling wines, while warmth from its proximity to the Adriatic Sea assures full ripening. The Guyot trained vines are deeply rooted in well-draining alluvial marl soils, composed of clay, limestone and rock that are believed to contribute to the unique minerality of Prosecco wines.
Our Prosecco was made by the Charmat method. Following harvest, we pressed the grapes and placed the juice into stainless steel tanks for a cold fermentation to preserve the inherent fruitiness. We kept the wine sur lie (on yeast) for three weeks with frequent stirring for rich texture on the palate. To develop the fine, persistent bubbles and lovely aromatics, the wine underwent a secondary fermentation in tank before being bottled.
Director of Winemaking Harry Hansen was raised in nearby Sonoma County. “One of my earliest memories of wine was the gallon jug of red wine that we always had at home. I would go with my father to a local winery, maybe in Kenwood or Healdsburg, to refill that jug and chit-chat with the winery proprietors. The aromas of those wines were always something attractive, somehow mysterious, but always memorable.”
Harry joined Sterling Vineyards and relocated to Napa Valley just before the 2011 Harvest. “The opportunity to join such a respected Napa Valley winery is exciting and a fantastic next step in my winemaking career. Sterling Vineyards is making some wonderful wines, and I look forward to taking that next step up in quality and reputation.”