The Veneto region of northeastern Italy is home to the fun sparkling wine called Prosecco, which is one of the fastest growing wines in the world over the last decade. The similarities with Champagne are only in the presence of bubbles, and that both hail from specific geographic regions. Champagne can be a blend or single varietal wine made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. Prosecco is made from the Glera grape. Champagne creates its intense bubbles by undergoing a second fermentation in the bottle, while Prosecco uses the tank method where the fermentation happens in a large, sealed tank. The bubbles are softer and allow for the Glera grapes’ natural fruitiness to shine through on the palate.
Le Contesse Brut Prosecco is a wonderful example of why so many people love this sparkling wine style from Italy.
The aromas of fresh apple and pear are enticing and encourage your first sip, where the refreshing fruit, subtle floral notes, and effervescence envelop your palate. The second, third, and many more sips are just as fun and enjoyable!! Bubbles are always fun, so enjoy this wine as an aperitif, and with many seafood dishes as well. Salut!