Prosecco is a naturally sparkling wine, like Champagne, includes a second fermentation. However, this is why it is significantly less expensive. If you’re throwing a low-cost party or looking for a cheap, crisp sparkling white wine, check out the prosecco brands of your local wine shop and find the best bottles of this trendy drink.
But let’s start from the beginning.
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First of all, you must know that Prosecco isn’t Champagne, although it includes a second fermentation. The thing is Prosecco is significantly less expensive than Champagne. It is available in a variety of flavors, from dry to sweet. In fact, there is a naming system used on labels to indicate how dry a particular bottle is. The naming system goes as follows: Brut nature, extra brut, brut, extra dry, dry, demi-sec, and dolce. Brut is dry, dry is slightly sweeter, and sec is even sweeter.
Prosecco is made from Glera grapes, a thin-skinned green grape, as well as a combination of other grapes based on the flavors desired by the winemaker. The grape blend must contain at least 85 percent Glera to be called prosecco. The remaining grapes can be Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Verdiso, Bianchetta Trevigiana, Perera, or Pinot Bianco.
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Full-sparkling wines, such as most proseccos, are called spumante in Italian; medium-sparkling wines (which are not as bubbly) are called frizzante, and still, wines are called tranquilo. Almost all prosecco made in Italy is spumante. There are too many rules established by EU wine regulations and Italian regulators to list here, but suffice it to say that any Prosecco brands with a DOC or DOCG label is certified to be from a very specific region in Italy, and is protected by Italian regulators, and is a good quality bottle of wine.
Prosecco is a lively, aromatic wine that is light-bodied and crisp. Prosecco is acidic but not excessively so when compared to other wines. The forward fruity flavors of melon, apple, peaches, and pears provide balance to the wine. The large, bouncy bubbles add to the flavor, making it assertive. Its fruitiness makes it ideal for the Aperol spritz, one of the most popular cocktails in the world.
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The Pasqua Prosecco Rosé Extra Dry is a delicate pink wine. It’slight and refreshing, with strong fruit aromas like apple, pear, hints of strawberry, raspberry, yeast and bread crust. It is pleasant and harmonious on the palate, with lively perlage and persistent foam. It is a delicious aperitif, but it also goes well with seafood, particularly clams and mussels, and light cheeses.
Cantine Pasqua was founded in Verona in 1925 by the Pasquabrothers, who decided to devote their lives to the production of Venetian wines. The company has quickly established itself in the Italian and international wine scenes. Umberto Pasqua now leads the company with his sons Riccardo and Alessandro, the second and third generations of this winemaking family that exports the best of Italian wines worldwide.
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This refined Prosecco has exuberant bubbles and crisp aromas of lemon zest, green apples, and honey. A delicate touch of sweetness on the palate balances and harmonizes with the pure orchard fruit flavors and smooth mousse. This bubbly’s refreshing and easygoing personality makes it an excellent aperitif or pairing with fresh seafood, pan-fried fish, and salads.
The Rizzardi family carefully selects the Glera grapes used in this Prosecco from trusted partner growers with vineyards on more extraordinary hillside sites near Soligo. These vines, planted on clay and limestone soils, produce grapes with plenty of freshness to balance the generous fruity aromas and flavors. Following harvest, the grapes are chilled, vinified, and matured in stainless steel vats before being bottled and released.
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Unity is made entirely of Glera grapes from the Prosecco DOC region, with all fruit sourced from sustainable local wineries. It is produced using the Charmat method, with secondary fermentation taking place in large stainless steel tanks to produce lots of big bubbles and subtle yeast notes. This helps to preserve the grape variety’s natural character.
Unity is the ideal party wine due to its crisp, clean flavor profile and easygoing flavor profile. There’s plenty of zingy lemon, crisp green apple, and hints of white flowers on the nose. The first sip reveals a refreshing acidity, smooth mousse, and a pure, clean finish. As an aperitif, serve it in Champagne flutes or pair it with leafy salads, sushi, fresh seafood, or canapes.
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This Prosecco is made with the best Glera grapes from the Rosalia estate’s vineyards in Veneto, the Marca Trevigiana, the Pieve area, and the municipality of Nervesa Della Battaglia. All of which are located on medium-textured, skeleton-rich soil. The first fermentation occurs at a controlled temperature using selected yeasts. The second fermentation, which follows the Charmat method, takes place in autoclaves at a controlled temperature to preserve the natural aromatic profile of the Gleragrapes.
This wine has the aromas of apricot and peach, as well as melon and lime. Soft floral notes of acacia and jasmine, as well as gentle fragrant hints of almonds, round out the olfactory profile. This Prosecco is refreshing and delicious without being pungent in the mouth, thanks to its juicy, fruity acidity. There are delicate mineral hints on the finish that add a layer of complexity. It goes well as an aperitif with some tasty finger food. Try it with salmon tartare, tuna meatballs, or vegetable and prawn tempura.
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To ensure the quality of the wine, all grapes are harvested by hand and processed as soon as they arrive. Gambero Rosso recognized this dedication to the art of winemaking by awarding the coveted Tre Bicchieri to each vintage of this Prosecco Superiore. Ruggeri is also the only Prosecco producer to receive the prestigious Gambero Rosso”star” award, which is given to wineries that have received 10 or more Tre Bicchieri awards.
The delicate pale yellow hue and a fine stream of bubbles in the glass are accompanied by fragrant notes of honeysuckle, citrus, and green apple. The palate is light and crisp, with plenty of acidities, a core of bright orchard fruit, and a pure, clean finish. Serve as an aperitif or with seafood, grilled fish, salads, or creamy cheeses.
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