Alcohol Content: 12%
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Ever been in a family when your uncle takes out a bottle of Champagne to toast? That’s when you realize it says “Prosecco” on the label. You might think “well, maybe that’s a new kind of Champagne”. But that’s not quite right… at all.
Prosecco is an Italian white wine made with Glera, a special variety of grapes.
It can be Spumante (a lot of bubbles),Frizzante (a decent amount) and Tranquillo (no bubbles at all), as its designation of origin states. It’s cheaper than other wines, and because of that its popularity skyrocketed in modern days.
But don’t get me wrong. It may be cheaper, but its quality is really competitive. Also, it’s delicious! It has lower alcohol content, about 10%-12% by volume, so it’s commonly added to refreshing spritz as a substitution of Champagne. Because of its simple taste, it’s common to be drunk unmixed.
Short answer is NO. Prosecco is a sparkling white wine. Champagne only comes from the Champagne region of northeast France. Prosecco hails from the Veneto region of Italy
This wine was created in the end of the 15th in the village of Prosecco, Italy. First, it was created as a recreation of an ancient wine, and due to “ancient marketing”, they changed its name. So, that way it could be differentiated from other wines of that time. In that time, it wasn’t a Spumante. It became one in the 19th century.
Prosecco uses a different method of vinification, which makes it cheaper and delicious at the same time. It uses stainless steel tanks for its second fermentation process. Its quality is that much that it was protected as a DOC within Italy in 2008. It was actually promoted to DOCG status in 2009. It sold more bottles than Champagne in 2013, according to the Sparkling Wine Observatory (yep, that does exist).
Some even say that the Bellini cocktail was created with Prosecco instead of Champagne for the first time.
You can use it to prepare a lot of Cocktails, including the Bellini, Margaritas, Mojitos and the Rosemary sparkling.
What are you favourite cocktails that use Prosecco.
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