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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 -- http://dobianchi.com/2011/03/02/prose...

            2. Val di spin from indie wines

              1. This is a revival of a six-year old post, but Bele Casel Col Fondo is available in the US. You can find it at Moore Brothers stores in Wilmington, DE, Pennsauken, NJ and NYC.

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                1. re: CindyJ

                  Thanks, Cindy. I'll have to hightail it over to Moore Bros.

                  1. re: ChefJune

                    Thanks! Love Moore Bros. and it's a good place to go on a hot day on the count of the entire store being cellar temp.

                    BTW, Astor Wines was stocking one in its walk-in cellar as well but it wasn't particularly good. (Forget the brand.)