GLERA is a green-skinned grape variety that has been grown for hundreds of years in the Veneto and Friuli regions in Italy, most famously to produce sparkling PROSECCO wines. Wine produced from Glera is almost always either frizzante (fizzy) or spumante (fully sparkling). Outside Italy, Glera is grown in Slovenia and Australia, particular the King Valley.
Climate in which GLERA grapes grows is classified as warm and tempere. There is a significant rainfall throughout the year and even the driest summer months still have a lot it. Glera grapes region is made from different soils type, but is generally a mixture of limestone, clay, marl and marine sandstone.
It’s a semi-aromatic grape variety, famous for its fruit and floral notes. GLERA is highly productive grape that ripens late in the season. Glera’s aromatic profile is characterized from white peaches, lemon, green apples, spring flowers to tropical fruits, banana cream, hazelnut, honeycomb – aromas that are mainly product of grape rather than production method (for example in chamgapne production a lot of aromas and flavours comes from aging with yeast, which overcome natural grape aromas and flavours). Wine from Glera grapes is usually not aged, consumed “young”.
According to EU Sweetness of wine Regulations, Proseccos are divided by sweetness level:
- Brut (up to 12 grams per litre of residual sugar),
- Extra Dry (12–17 g/l) – most common style of Prosecco today.
- Dry (17–32 g/l).
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