WINE TALK

Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Regional Extra - - Front Page - WITH ANITA

IT seems the whole of the coun­try has gone crazy for Prosecco.

The easy to drink sparkling has fans of all ages and thanks to the con­certed ef­forts and some savvy mar­ket­ing by lo­cal wine­mak­ers, the King Val­ley has be­come known as the home of Prosecco in Aus­tralia.

So it’s no won­der the lo­cal in­dus­try is con­cerned by mur­mur­ings emerg­ing from Italy they’d like to re­strict the use of the term “Prosecco”, declar­ing the grape va­ri­ety is no more, and the word is now a geo­graph­i­cal in­di­ca­tor of Italy.

It ap­pears a lit­tle cheeky con­sid­er­ing it only hap­pened in the last decade, years af­ter the so­called Prosecco grape was ex­ported to the other side of the world.

It’s a tricky busi­ness and one that’s un­likely to be solved quickly, so in the mean­time there is noth­ing for us to do but cel­e­brate the fact the King Val­ley and Prosecco can be seen side by side on ev­ery wine list from Be­nalla to Broome.

Brown Broth­ers’ King Val­ley Prosecco is cer­tainly a crowd­pleaser.

It puts a smile on your dial - the straw coloured wine lively with ex­u­ber­ant bub­bles and the up­lift­ing aroma of crisp ap­ple and citrus.

It’s full of en­ergy, very cool and ul­ti­mately re­fresh­ing when chilled, en­hanc­ing that zing of citrus on the semi dry finish.

This is one to ef­fort­lessly en­joy in the com­pany of fam­ily and friends, where it’s a much about en­ergy as any­thing else.

Would a grape by any other name be this much fun?

Avail­able from lo­cal out­lets or visit www.brown­broth­ers.com.au

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