If I were to be entirely truthful, Prosecco is not a wine that I have paid a great deal of attention to over the years. Thinking back, my previous lack of enthusiasm probably has more to do with with some overzealous British WSET instructors fix unhealthy Champagne fixations than it does any specific taste experiences.
Having read a great deal of positive press regarding the wines of Veneto's Perlage I set off with both an open mind and palate to taste some of their much acclaimed sparkling wines at the offices of Le Sommelier in Liberty Village, Toronto. As things turned out it was an excellent tasting, and after years and years of turning a blind eye to the stuff I have come to realise that there is actually such a thing as top notch Prosecco.
Perlage's Erika Gallon then sat down with me for a chat about what Prosecco means to her, her house's Organic/Biodynamic wines, and something that kind-of blew my mind... a sulphite-free Prosecco?
Perlage's wines are available through Le Sommelier.