Italy: North to South - Murphy Perng talks Weed Cellars Prosecco

Weed Cellars’ In-House Sommelier, Murphy, appeared as a panelist in the webinar series, Geographical Digest. Geographical Digest is a collaboration between SommJournal and National Geographic that examines the crucial role geography plays in the taste of a wine.

Murphy spotlighted Weed Cellars Prosecco and Italian Sparkling Rosé. Both wines are produced in Friuli, from grapes cultivated in vineyards which lie in an ideal location for sparkling wine production. With the Alps to the North and the Adriatic Sea to the south, cool mountain air and sea breezes lower the temperature of the vineyards. This helps the Glera grapes retain acidity and develop their full range of flavors.

Murphy also drew attention to the unique soil composition of the vineyards. Composed of mostly sand, limestone, and dolomitic materials, the soil has excellent drainage, preventing the grapes from absorbing too much water and losing flavor concentration.

Watch the video to learn more about the science and geography behind Weed Cellars wines.