Prosecco, the essential Italian sparkling wine

Italian sparkling wine prosecco

Prosecco is an Italian sparkling wine produced in the northeast of the country. It is made from glera grapes, an indigenous grape variety, and is generally less expensive than champagne. Prosecco is often consumed as an aperitif, but it also goes very well with light dishes.

How is prosecco drunk ?

Prosecco is usually served in a flute glass, which helps preserve its bubbles. Once you've poured your prosecco, take a moment to appreciate how it looks. Notice the bubbles rising to the surface and the delicate color of the wine. Prosecco is sipped slowly, so take your time sipping it throughout the day or evening. If enjoying it with food, pair it with light dishes like salads or seafood. The acidity of the wine will help tone down the richness of the food.

When it comes to storage, prosecco should be enjoyed within a year of purchase, but it can be stored for up to three years if you're looking to age it. If you have an opened bottle of prosecco, be sure to store it in the refrigerator to prevent it from deflating.

How alcoholic is prosecco?

The alcohol content of Prosecco can vary between 9.5% to 11%. Prosecco is generally lower in alcohol than other sparkling wines, such as Champagne, which typically has an alcohol content of 12 to 14 percent.

Is prosecco champagne?

Unlike champagne, which is produced (using the traditional method) in the Champagne region of France, prosecco is made using the Charmat method . This means that the wine undergoes a second fermentation in a pressure tank, rather than in a bottle. The result is a wine that is fruitier than champagne and lighter in body. Although prosecco is not as well known as champagne, it has become increasingly popular in recent years. Sales of prosecco have now overtaken those of champagne in the UK.

How much does a Prosecco cost?

Prosecco is one of the most popular sparkling wines in the world and is produced in the Veneto region of Italy. The price of Prosecco varies depending on the quality, the estate and the region of production , but it is generally between €8 and €20 per bottle.

Which prosecco to choose for a spritz?

There are so many prosecco choices these days, and it can be difficult to know which one to choose for a spritz. But don't worry, we're here to help!

First, let's start by defining what a spritz is. A spritz is an Italian aperitif, traditionally made with prosecco, Aperol (or another bitter orange liqueur), and sparkling water. It's a refreshing and easy-drinking cocktail, perfect for hot summer days.

Now that we know what a spritz is, let's move on to choosing the right prosecco. When it comes to choosing prosecco for a spritz, there are a few things to keep in mind.

First, consider the type of prosecco you want. There are three main types: Brut, Extra Dry and Dry. Brut is the driest and most common type of prosecco. Extra Dry is slightly milder than Brut, while Dry is the mildest type of prosecco.

Next, think about the occasion. If you're making a spritz for a special occasion, you might choose a premium prosecco. On the other hand, if you're making a spritz for a casual gathering, a lower quality prosecco will suffice.

We recommend opting for a Brut or Extra Dry prosecco, as the sugar content of a Dry prosecco can be a little too high when mixed with Aperol and sparkling water.

What is the difference between brut prosecco and extra dry prosecco?

When it comes to prosecco , there are two main types of wine: brut and extra dry. But what is the difference between the two?

Brut prosecco like Sutto Prosecco DOC is the drier of the two types and contains around 1 to 12 grams of sugar per liter, while extra dry prosecco like Calogera spumente contains 12 to 17 grams of sugar per liter, making it makes it a little sweeter. In terms of taste, raw prosecco is usually described as fresh and crisp, while extra dry prosecco is often described as soft and creamy.

Of course, it's not just the sugar content that differs between these two types of prosecco. Alcohol content can also vary, with brut prosecco typically containing around 11% alcohol and extra dry prosecco around 12% alcohol.

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