Prosecco sparkling wines are a type of dry or extra dry wines of Italian origin. These wines stand out for their light and refreshing touch, which means that their presence in the mouth is not as strong as that of other sparkling wines. Prosecco wines are made exclusively from Glera grapes.
Although there is a variety of Prosseco with lower density and greater subtlety, usually its alcohol level is low, which makes its taste more delicate. It is a special wine that you must try, without a doubt.
Prosecco is a very versatile type of wine. Its varieties can be classified according to their sugar level as Brut, Dry and Extra-Dry. Of course, they also have different levels of quality, where we find the categories Prosecco DOC, Denominazione di Origine Controllata, Prosecco DOCG and Superiore DOCG.
Despite the fact that these are three types of sparkling wine, there are very clear differences between them, in addition to their countries of origin.
To begin with, Cava and Champagne use the Champenoise method, which consists of a second fermentation in the bottle, kept in the cellar.
In the case of Prosecco, it uses the Charmat method in which the bottles with white wine are sheltered inside a pressurized tank to go through their second fermentation.
The grapes used to make champagne are the Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir varieties. For Cava, the fruits are Parellada, Macabeo, Xarel·lo. In both cases, we found that they have more categories than Prosecco, being: Brut Nature, Extra Brut, Brut, Extra-Dry, Dry, Semi-dry and Sweet.
It acquires an effervescent effect thanks to the fact that it goes through a process very similar to Spanish Cava and French Champagne. In the case of Prosecco, it is made with a variety of grapes called Glera, which grow in the regions of Veneto and Friuli-Venezia-Giulia.
It offers a refreshing and light flavor, even more subtle than other wines of this same category, so it fits very well in celebrations of all kinds. It is widely used in the preparation of sweets and funny cocktails or even mixed with fruit juices.
Its color is of an attractive golden that evokes wheat fields, with greenish tones that gladly receive the bubbles to fill with luminosity. As for the aroma, it is very fresh, with fruity and very citrus notes, often accompanied by flowers. It is usually recommended to consume it between 1 and 3 years after being packaged.
If you want to live the experience of tasting a good Italian sparkling wine, we recommend the Follador Prosecco Superiore Brut Millesimato, with hints of almond and acacia flowers. Take it cold, at about 8°C served in a 2/3 flute type glass, preferably glass or transparent, so you can appreciate its columns of bubbles. As for the moment, you choose the occasion!
As for the gastronomy, it goes very well with a wide variety of dishes that include seafood and the famous Italian pasta. In addition, it harmonizes excellent with flavors such as those offered by ceviches, poultry with light and clear sauces, fresh cheeses and any recipe that is not too spicy and in addition, it is a great companion of our gourmet products.