Elegant, flavorful and refreshing, this sparkling wine from the northern Veneto of Italy is modeled after Prosecco. An unusual blend of 77% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Bianco and 8% Raboso Piave this wine shows layers of ripe apple, citrus, anise, melon, and goes with everything from caviar to oysters to your favorite Chinese take-out. The story behind this wine starts with two sisters from Rome, Ginevra and Olivia Casa, who grew up infatuated with Prosecco. After finding some excellent vineyards in the northern Piave Valley, the sisters needed a winemaker. Enter Charles Smith, Washington State’s rock star oenologist, and a new sparkling wine from the Veneto was born. “Who can resist a big fat glass of cold Italian bubbles?” asks winemaker Charles Smith. The answer should be obvious, but if you need proof try this wine.