Prosecco DOC WINES
Prosecco is one of the most famous Italian types of white wine made with Glera grapes which are believed to have originated near the city of Trieste, in the village of Prosecco. (continue)
Prosecco DOC WINE
Prosecco is one of the most famous Italian types of white wine made with Glera grapes which are believed to have originated near the city of Trieste, in the village of Prosecco. Although this type of wine is produced in Italy, it can be found all over the world because it's an extremely popular product which is exported to most countries. However, Prosecco DOC is mostly produced in nine different provinces which belong either to Veneto or Friuli Venezia Giulia regions
The vine and wine-makingThere are two different ways of making Prosecco: the classic method and the charmat method. In the classic method, a second fermentation is made in individual bottles and it takes about three years for this process to be completed. There are certain chemical changes taking place while the wine is in the bottle which means it loses part of its fruity flavor which also makes it texture smooth rather than vibrant.
On the other hand, the charmat method also uses a second fermentation which, unlike in the classic method, takes place in large, closed, stainless steel, pressurized tanks. This process, rather than taking three years, can take up to six months in some cases or just a few weeks and the end result is a fruity, fresh and vibrant wine.
Organoleptic propertiesThe color of Prosecco is usually pale straw yellow and it has a delicate and fruity aroma. When it comes to its flavor, Prosecco can be described as firm and rounded and, sometimes, slightly salty.
Serving suggestionsIn order to enjoy Prosecco as much as possible during a meal, make sure you combine it with first meals which can go from different types of risotto (such as herbal risotto) and white meats such as chicken. Prosecco is also a great choice if you are planning on having a meal rich in fish or shellfishes. Another great dish to have some Prosecco with is the popular and traditional Spanish paella which is a mixture of rice and various types of fish and shellfishes.