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May 16, 2008 01:10 PM

Unfiltered prosecco in the US?

While in Venice a couple of years back, we had some amazing unfiltered proseccos at a small wine bar specializing in the sparkly stuff (it's called Al Prosecco).

Anyways, I've been trying to find it here in the US - does anyone have a lead on it?

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  1. I had never heard of this, I have had unfiltered chardonnay and pinot noir, but not prosecco, hmmmmm. when searching on the internet, nothing came up. not a good sign. I guess you will have to go back to Venice!!!!!!! Lucky for you, prosecco is on a lot of retailers shelves. I would read the back of every prosecco bottle in stores and maybe you will come across one. I am curious now too!

    1. check with Wine Expo in Santa Monica, ask for Roberto

      1. Try Kermit Lynch. There was one a while back that was sur lie I think that seemed unfiltered.

        1. Ah - just found my old post after I returned from Venice - it's called prosecco col fundo (maybe fondo):

          Maybe that will help things out? Thanks for your insights, as always!

          1. I know of one! Adami makes an unfiltered prosecco that is labeled 'sur lie' and it's very good! It appears cloudy in the glass (as it should) an has a much more vibrant and intense fruit quality that I find lacking in filtered prosecco. It is imported by dalla terra and their website shows who distributes their wines in which states. Defintely worth the hunt, good luck!


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            1. re: aperitif

              Just a follow-up with a nice review of several prosecco colfondo producers --