Glera is a semi-aromatic white grape, long-standing synonym of northern Italy's PROSECCO grape, and the name by which it is now officially known. Wine produced from Glera is almost always either frizzante (fizzy) or spumante (fully sparkling). A few still wines are also made from Glera, but on nowhere near the same scale as the sparkling wines that are so widely exported around the globe. It has high acidity and a fairly neutral palate. Glera’s aromatic profile is fresh and fruity, characterized by white peaches, with an occasional soapy note. The wine is light-bodied and low in alcohol and straw yellow in color.
Glera is an excellent aperitif and is recommended in combination with appetizers and dishes based on fish or shellfish.