5 unusual facts about Prosecco

Prosecco consumption is at an all time high. In the UK alone, we buy 1 out of every 5 bottles produced. There’s more to it than just bubbles, it’s such an interesting wine. Here are five interesting facts about Prosecco.

 

1) Prosecco is the region, Glera is the grape. After a legal dispute between what can and can’t be called Prosecco, the local authorities decided that Prosecco wine had to come from a certain area. Before that, you could produce Prosecco anywhere.

 

2) Nine other grapes can go into Prosecco. Other than Glera, this includes Verdiso, Bianchetta Trevigiana, Perera, Glera Lunga, Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir. However, these can’t make up more than 15% of the blend.

 

3) It’s generally cheaper because it’s made using the Charmat method. The second fermentation takes place in a large tank, rather than bottle-fermented like Champagne. Yet Prosecco can be made in both styles.

 

4) “Dry” and “Extra Dry” are actually the sweetest styles. But Prosecco isn’t too bad for your teeth, since the levels of residual sugar are still far below dessert wines.

5) There are different levels of bubbles. Spumante is the fizziest, while frizzante is the more traditional, only slightly bubbly style.

Speak to your Account Manager to taste our range of Prosecco.

Date:
3rd September 2015


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