Close to Venice, following the A27 highway from Marco Polo Airport, you can arrive to the city of Treviso. Treviso is considered the world capital of Prosecco.
Easy to drink, to be enjoyed as an aperitif or with food, light and cheery is added to stronger mixes such as Aperol to make a spritz.
Prosecco is gowing very fast and in many places around the world, from England to US, from Germany to Australia, people go into a bar and ask for a glass of prosecco.
Prosecco is just the general name of the specific grape that generate this wine, we’ve to consider that exhist at least three main types of Prosecco:
Brut: this is the driest, with residual sugar of less than 12 grams a litre. A modern version, distinct for its citrus nuances, vibrancy and freshness, works well on its own or with seafood, especially sushi and sashimi.
Extra dry: Its residual sugar is between 12 grams and 17 grams a litre, yet it’s a reasonably dry style with some texture. It can be quite floral with apple and pear fruit and a lovely aperitif style, but still goes well with seafood, chicken and vegetable dishes.
Dry: Dry isn’t really dry at all because it has the most residual sugar of all, at 17 grams to 32 grams a litre. This style can handle spicy food, but still goes well on its own.
Of course the prosecco market is growing fast and, consequently, a major problem is the counterfeit, the falsification. The Consortium Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore is an organization that aim to protect the autenticity of this wine in the world. Under Italy’s wine laws, DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita, or “controlled designation of origin guaranteed”) is the top classification.
Three main F.A.Q. about Prosecco 😉
What is the Prosecco region? Italy’s famous sparkling prosecco wine comes from vineyards that cover a picturesque valley, in the north of Venice. While Champagne refers to a region, prosecco is the name of the grape that is grown on hills from the town of Valdobbiadene, Treviso and Conegliano, as far as Vittorio Veneto.
Is Prosecco a champagne? All Champagne is sparkling wine, but not all sparkling wine is Champagne. There are three main grapes allowed in the production of Champagne: chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier. Prosecco is produced primarily from the prosecco or glera grape, which is native to the Veneto region of Italy.
What food to serve with prosecco? Prosciutto, stuffed mushrooms, creamy sauces, almonds, seafood, fried fare, spicy Asian entrees and even potato chips. This is a very food-friendly sparkling wine.
The prosecco map: