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Venetian cooking school founder and author Contessa Enrica Rocca uncorks her debut line of Prosecco this April, following its successful launch in Europe. Made from the finest Glera grapes, Enrica Rocca Prosecco is produced through delicate synthesis of sparkling winemaking traditions in
a small vineyard in the Veneto. Both varieties, the classic Brut and the sweeter Extra Dry, were created in compliance with the highest standards of viticulture, resulting in a DOCG (Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin) label Prosecco, the most superior caliber label for Italian wines.
ER Prosecco will be available for the first time for purchase in the United States beginning on April 6 at Eataly Chicago for $21.80 a bottle.
Check out her events in Chicago below:
6:45-9 pm Sparkling Wine Dinner at City Winery
Dine with Contessa Enrica Rocca at this four-course Northern Italian inspired dinner featuring ER Prosecco and select regional wines. Tickets are available for $75 here.
3:30-5:30 pm Prosecco Tasting at Eataly
Sip ER Prosecco with Rocca and pick up a bottle to go!
6:30-8:30 pm Venice on a Plate at Eataly’s La Scuola
Join Rocca for an authentic experience of cicchetti making at Eataly’s cooking school. These traditional Venetian canapés are sold in Venice in small wine bars called bacari, which are at the center of the floating city’s social life. Enjoy cicchetti throughout the class alongside ER Prosecco. Tickets are available for $95 here.
Described by The Financial Times affectionately as the “Cooking Countess,” Rocca studied hospitality at École hôtelière de Lausanne before spearheading successful restaurants and cooking schools in Venice, Cape Town and London. Recently, the Enrica Rocca brand has become a family affair, as the London school is fully managed by her daughters Charlotte and Claire Chapius, who offer authentic Venetian experiences through cooking classes and catering services beyond Italy. Rocca’s charisma for teaching others about food, wine and entertaining have received much acclaim, and in 2008, Rocca’s Venice school was included as one of the best in the world by Gourmet magazine.
In 2013, Rocca authored “Venice on a Plate…but what a Plate!”, a unique cookbook concept that juxtaposed classic Venetian cuisine with Murano glass art dishes, bowls and glasses from some of today’s most important glass artists. Now a well-known as a European television personality, cooking instructor and kitchen consultant for major brands including Ikea, Rocca has turned to another great love of hers, Prosecco.
Enrica Rocca Conegliano Valdobbiadene
Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut
Made from hand-harvested Glera grapes, ER’s Brut has a striking golden color, and opens with a flowery note of wisteria and subtle hints or ripe melons, orange marmalade, vanilla, almond and acacia blossoms. Fresh and savory, this Prosecco has a gentle smoothness and beautiful bubbles with a long-staying finish. It has a balanced acidity with a slight mineral note at the end.
Given six to twelve months maturation in stainless steel and a 45 days Charmat method of fermentation, ER Brut Prosecco has only 6 grams of sugar per liter, and is an excellent aperitif. This is Rocca’s signature version of a classic Prosecco, and is perfect for every occasion.
Enrica Rocca Conegliano Valdobbiadene
Prosecco Superiore DOCG Extra Dry
ER’s Extra Dry Prosecco sparkles with an intense yellow color and fine, long-staying bubbles. Its flavor opens with a ripe fruit aroma with hints of fresh pears, apricots and green apples. Sweeter than the Brut, it has a crisp mineral finish, and has a unique structure and a strong aromatic complexity. Hand-harvested grapes create a concentrated flavor with a wonderful nose and taste. The Extra Dry’s smooth, fresh taste has a savory mouth feel, nicely coating the tongue. Use this Prosecco as an Italian aperitif, paired with cold meats, cheeses and a variety of cicchetti.
“Like all wines and foods I create, this Prosecco is the sum of a seductive blend of flavors with a delicious drink-ability,” said Rocca. “It is the expression of our team’s uncompromising efforts to produce a wine that marries the ideal growing environment and the highest standards of production. For me, it expresses the true poetry of life and a celebration of friendship!”