Get ready for spring with Gancia’s Prosecco DOC, Italy’s first sparkling wine
Gancia is the producer of Italy’s first sparkling wine with 170 years of wine-making expertise, and is the perfect libation to raise a glass to the incoming warm spring weather and the beginning of the outdoor dining season. Founded in 1850 by Carlo Gancia, the first Italian sparkling wine creator, Gancia is an international leader in the category of sparkling wines, prosecco, and vermouth, with over 40 million bottles produced annually. The Gancia sparkling wine portfolio ranges from sweet to dry, and from Charmat method to prestige vintages of Classic Method. In addition to sparkling wines, Gancia also makes still wines, vermouths, and liqueurs.
Complete your spring bar cart with Gancia Prosecco D.O.C. Brut – a perfectly crafted, elegant and refined sparkling wine that pays homage to its renowned Italian heritage. This is the ideal sparkling wine for all occasions, especially brunching festivities as the weather warms. It’s lovely frame of soft bubbles will immerse you into the most delightful wine experience.
Gancia Prosecco DOC boasts a delicate and fruity taste, making it perfect any time you want an extra sparkle. Fresh and versatile, it’s splendid as an apéritif or as an accompaniment to any food you love. Every drop of Gancia Prosecco DOC is made from Glera grapes, harvested in beautiful vineyards in Northern Italy. The grapes are soft pressed and then vinified in white (without the skins) at 64°F controlled temperature. Particular attention is given to the fermentation temperature to create an exceptional wine that perfectly translates the richness and elegance of Italy’s ancestral wine-making history.
Enjoy it on its own to or use it in beautifully crafted refreshing Mimosas and other cocktail variations. See suggestions below. Either way, this will satisfy your spring craving for sweet, fresh, fruity, and bubbly!
The Gancia Pineapple & Apricot Mimosa
- 3 cups of Gancia Prosecco DOC
- 1 ½ cup of apricot nectar
- 1 ½ cup of pineapple juice
- ¾ cup water
- 6 ounces of frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
- Combine apricot nectar, pineapple juice, water, and frozen orange juice concentrate in a large pitcher and stir well.
- Chill until ready to serve.
- Stir in Gancia Prosecco DOC just before serving and enjoy!
The Gancia Classic Mimosa
- Gancia Prosecco DOC
- Orange juice freshly pressed, chilled
- 1 orange sliced (optional for garnish)
- Pour orange juice into Champagne flute to be 1/3 full.
- Top the rest with Gancia Prosecco DOC. Be sure to hold glasses at a slight angle while pouring to stop the sparkling wine from bubbling over.
Garnish with sliced orange wedges and enjoy!
Gancia’s Spring In Your Spritz:
3 ounces Gancia Prosecco DOC
3 ounces Aperol
1 ounce club soda or unflavored sparkling water
Garnish: Orange Slice
Add ice to a wine glass until it is nearly full.
Pour in Aperol
Pour in Gancia Prosecco DOC
Pour in club soda or unflavored sparkling water
Garnish with a slice of orange
The Gancia Flirtini,
A stylish, sophisticated and fruity cocktail crafted by the wine’s master mixologist. This cocktail is easy to make with just five ingredients, and is the perfect apéritif to kick off your celebrations and toast to the ultimate cocktail experience!
● 2.5 oz Gancia Prosecco DOC
● 1 oz Fresh Pineapple Juice
● 0.5 oz Vodka
● 0.5 oz Orange Liqueur
● 2 Chunks Of Fresh Pineapple
● Mint Sprig (to garnish)
● Pour the vodka, orange liqueur, and pineapple juice into an ice-filled mixing glass and stir
● Strain into a chilled martini glass
● Top with Gancia Prosecco DOC
● Garnish with a sprig of mint and enjoy!
Another tried and true spring favourite is their Pinot Grigio delle Venezie D.O.C. offering intense aromas of limes and white peaches, with complemented undertones of green apples and grains of paradise. Delicately scented and soft on the palate, it offers classic citrus and floral notes in a balanced elegant style. There’s a reason Italian produced Pinot Grigio’s are top of the list for wine lovers around the world.
Gancia wines are available in British Columbia, Alberta, and Manitoba, with other provinces soon to be added.
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