I very much like Prosecco. It’s a light, fresh and usually a dry wine. White and a bit sparkling(in Italian – frizzante) or fully sparkling(spumante).
Last year Prosecco has taken a lead from Champagne when comes to most popular sparkling beverage.
Normally is produced from Galera- “Prosecco” grape in Northern Italy: Veneto(Conegliano) and Treviso(Valdobbiadene). It’s a competitor to Champagne. What’s interesting, the first mention of Prosecco was over 400 years ago, but until 1960’s it was a sweet wine, quite different from what we usually enjoy now.
It is, in contrast to Champagne, fermented in stainless steel tanks, allowing it to be also very competitive price wise. Served chilled, Prosecco should be drunk while it’s fairly young, due to the fact that it doesn’t undergo a second fermentation process in the bottle.