italian sparkling wine

Prosecco is an Italian sparkling wine usually made from the Glera grape, though other grapes can also be used.

Prosecco can be either Spumante or Frizzante ranging from Dry to Extra Dry.

Prosecco is produced in Italy in the hills north of Venice and Treviso, in the regions of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, where the towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene mark the boundaries of the DOCG Prosecco area.

Unlike other sparkling wines such as Champagne, Prosecco is produced using the Charmat (or tank) method, where the secondary fermentation takes place inside stainless steel tanks, significantly reducing production costs. Rules for the DOCG Prosecco also allow for secondary fermentation in the bottle.

Prosecco should typically be consumed as young as possible, within three years of its vintage, although some can be aged for up to seven years.

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